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Meiofauna monitoring in the Trieste harbour, northern Adriatic Sea (Port Authority), 2013 and 2015
Citation
Franzo A. and Del Negro P. (2020): Meiofauna monitoring in the Trieste harbour, northern Adriatic Sea (Port Authority), 2013 and 2015. OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography. Italy. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.6092/b3rs-4076
Contact: Franzo, Annalisa

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Description
Meiofauna monitoring in the Trieste harbour, Northern Adriatic Sea (Port Authority), 2013 and 2015. In June 2013 and March 2015, sampling was carried out in the harbour of the Trieste port by a KC Haps bottom corer with polycarbonate sample tubes (12.7 cm I.D. with a sample area of 127 cm2). In laboratory, one sediment core was subsampled by means of 3 cut-off plastic syringes (2.7 cm I.D., surface area of 5.72 cm2, 0-10 cm top sediment) in order to obtain three pseudoreplicates for the meiofauna. Meiofaunal organisms (38–1000 m) were extracted from sediment subsamples by sieving each pseudoreplicate and by centrifuging the material retained by a 38 μm mesh net with Ludox HS-40 (density of 1.15–1.18 g cm−3). All meiobenthic organisms were counted and taxonomically classified to the main groups under a stereomicroscope (Olympus SZX12; final magnification of × 32-40) more

Project Data Monitoring in the Port of Trieste Title Port Authority - Autorità Portuale Identifier 1533 Study Area Description Trieste harbour, Northern Adriatic Sea

Sampling Methods Sampling was carried out by bottom corer. Study Extent Two monitoring campaigns were performed (June 2013 and March 2015). Quality Control Replicates were sampled and analysed to take into account biological variability. Method step description: Sampling was carried out in the harbour of the Trieste port by a KC Haps bottom corer with polycarbonate sample tubes (12.7 cm I.D. with a sample area of 127 cm2). In laboratory, one sediment core was subsampled by means of 3 cut-off plastic syringes (2.7 cm I.D., surface area of 5.72 cm2, 0-10 cm top sediment) in order to obtain three pseudoreplicates for the meiofauna. All data are converted to by multiplying them by a conversion factor (1.66). Meiofaunal organisms (38–1000 m) were extracted from sediment subsamples by sieving each pseudoreplicate and by centrifuging the material retained by a 38 μm mesh net with Ludox HS-40 (density of 1.15–1.18 g cm−3). All meiobenthic organisms were counted and taxonomically classified to the main groups under a stereomicroscope (Olympus SZX12; final magnification of × 32-40).

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos > Meiobenthos
Keywords:
Marine, Meiobenthos, MED, Adriatic, Gulf of Trieste, Annelida, Arthropoda, Gastrotricha, Kinorhyncha, Mollusca, Nematoda, Platyhelminthes, Rotifera, Sipunculidae Rafinesque, 1814, Tardigrada

Geographical coverage
MED, Adriatic, Gulf of Trieste [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
24 June 2013 - 26 June 2013

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Gastrotricha [WoRMS]
Kinorhyncha [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Platyhelminthes [WoRMS]
Rotifera [WoRMS]
Sipunculidae Rafinesque, 1814 [WoRMS]
Tardigrada [WoRMS]

Contributors
National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), moredata creator

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-11-12
Information last updated: 2020-11-12
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