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Zooplankton monitoring RADIALES - section off Vigo (NW Spain, Galicia); mid-shelf (station depth 97 m)
Citable as data publication
Miranda, A.; Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO); (2015): Zooplankton monitoring RADIALES: Section off Vigo (NW Spain, Galicia); mid-shelf (station depth 97m).
Contact: Nogueira, Enrique

Archived data
Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Zooplankton time-series from the time-series monitoring programme RADIALES, done by IEO at different stations in the Northwest and North Iberian Shelf. more

Measured variables: - Size-fractionated biomass, for size-fractions 200-500, 500-1000, 1000-2000 and >2000 µm ESD (equivalent spherical diameter). - Water-column integrated abundance (individuals/m2) and/or concentration (individuals/m3) of meso-zooplankton (to the species level whenever possible. ollection method: WP2 plankton net of 200 micrometer mesh-size. Vertical hauls from 5 above the bottom (station depth) to the surface. Sampling depth: Water-column integrated hauls from 5 m above the bottom (or a maximum of 100m) to the surface Preservation of samples: 4% sodium borate-buffered formalin-seawater solution. Analytical method: Identification / Enumeration under the stereomicroscope. Taxonomic classification is carried out by different experts depending on location. Format of the files: csv file; matrix of depth-integrated water column abundance (individuals/m2 and/or individuals/m3) by motnh and by taxonomic affiliation (to the species level whenever possible), for each sampling station (latitude / longitude). All data are organised in a common Access database

Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton
Marine/Coastal, Time series, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Spain, Vigo

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -8,958; MinLat: 42,142 - MaxLong: -8,958; MaxLat: 42,142 [WGS84]
Spain, Vigo

Temporal coverage
1995 - 2008


Abundance of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit volume of the water body [BODC]

Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness; Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO)data managerdata creator
Nogueira, Enrique
Miranda, Ana Catarina

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Zooplankton abundance and biomass from the RADIALES time series programme (N-NW Spain), more
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

RADIALES: Oceanographic time series of the Instituto Español de Oceanografía

Based on this dataset
Bode, A. et al. (2012). Comparing copepod time-series in the north of Spain: Spatial autocorrelation of community composition. Prog. Oceanogr. 97-100: 108–119.
Bode, A. et al. (2009). Recent trends in plankton and upwelling intensity off Galicia (NW Spain). Prog. Oceanogr. 84(1-4): 342–350.
Bonnet, D. et al. (2005). An overview of Calanus helgolandicus ecology in European waters. Prog. Oceanogr. 65(1): 1-53.
Bagøien, E. et al. (1996). Effects of two paralytic shellfish toxin producing dinoflagellates on the pelagic harpacticoid copepod Euterpina acutifrons. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 126(3): 361-369.

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-10-30
Information last updated: 2023-07-04
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