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Benthic data from Sevastopol (Black Sea)
Petrov, A; Milovidova, N. , Alyomov S., Shadrina L. Initial data set (1982-1992) on abundance and biomass of soft-bottom macrozoobenthos , key abiotic variables in near-bottom layers of Sevastopol bay, SW Crimea, Ukraine. Institute of Biology of Southern Seas, Ukraine.
Contact: Arvanitidis, Christos

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The dataset contains the abundance and biomass values of sediment organisms from the Sevastopol region (South-Western Crimea, The Black Sea, Ukraine) collected between 1982 and 1992. more

Abundance and Biomass of benthic organisms and key abiotic variables (covering irregular sampling surveys within 1982-1992) from the Sevastopol Area (South-Western Crimea, The Black Sea, Ukraine) including estuaries and small sheltered and semi-closed bays within the area of "big Sevastopol bay" Sevastopol Bay is located in south western part of the Crimean peninsula, Ukraine and comprehends the one of the biggest marine harbours of the Black Sea and has served as an industrialized naval base for decades. A consequence of this long-term industrial, military and municipal activity was the deterioration of the marine environment of the bay, depressed state of benthic assemblages and occurrence of expanded bottom areas that became contaminated with various sediment-associated pollutants including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides, and metals. Benthic samples in Sevastopol bay heve been taken between 1982 and 1992.

Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, Benthic biomass, Benthos, Data, Marine Genomics, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Black Sea, Anthozoa, Arthropoda, Bivalvia, Echinodermata, Gastropoda, Polychaeta

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 33,38; MinLat: 44,5 - MaxLong: 33,6; MaxLat: 44,71 [WGS84]
MED, Black Sea Stations [Marine Regions]
Sevastopol bay area
Coordinates: MinLong: 33,3833; MinLat: 44,5 - MaxLong: 33,6; MaxLat: 44,7167 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
July 1982 - July 1992

Taxonomic coverage
Anthozoa [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Bivalvia [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Gastropoda [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]

Abundance of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit area of the bed [BODC]
Ammonia (NH3)
Benthos biomass
Benthos density
Dissolved oxygen (O2)
Organic nitrogen (N)
Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concentrations
Redox potential
Silt-clay percentage
Total organic carbon (TOC)
Water content
Water temperature
Wet weight biomass of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit area of the bed [BODC]

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas (IBSS), moredata managertaxonomic identifierdata ownerdata creator
Petrov, Alexei
Revkov, Nikolai
Grintsov, Volodymyr
Alyomov, S.V.
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), moredata provider
Arvanitidis, Christos

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
MedOBIS: Mediterranean Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2011-12-09
Information last updated: 2013-07-26
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