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Zooplankton monitoring RADIALES - section off A Coruña (NW Spain, Galicia); inner-shelf (station depth 77m)
Citable as data publication
Álvarez Ossorio M., Bode A.; Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO); (2015): Zooplankton monitoring RADIALES: Section off A Coruña (NW Spain, Galicia); inner-shelf (station depth 77m).
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. Collection method: Juday-Bogorov plankton net type 200 micrometer mesh-size; double oblique hauls between the surface and 5m above the bottom depth. 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, A Coruña

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -8,437; MinLat: 43,422 - MaxLong: -8,437; MaxLat: 43,422 [WGS84]
Spain, A Coruña

Temporal coverage
1994 - 2009


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
Álvarez Ossorio, Maria Teresa
Bode, Antonio

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. (2013). Shifts between gelatinous and crustacean plankton in a coastal upwelling region. ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 70(5): 934-942.
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.
Bonnet, D. et al. (2005). An overview of Calanus helgolandicus ecology in European waters. Prog. Oceanogr. 65(1): 1-53.
Bode, A.; Álvarez-Ossorio, M.T. (2004). Taxonomic versus trophic structure of mesozooplankton: a seasonal study of species succession and stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes in a coastal upwelling ecosystem. ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 61(4): 563-571.
Bode, A.; Barquero, S.; González, N.; Álvarez-Ossorio, M.T.; Varela, M. (2004). Contribution of heterotrophic plankton to nitrogen regeneration in the upwelling ecosystem of A Coruña (NW Spain). J. Plankton Res. 26(1): 11-28.
Bode, A. et al. (2003). Seasonal variations in upwelling and in the grazing impact of copepods on phytoplankton off A Coruña (Galicia, NW Spain). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 297(1): 85-105.
Teira, E. et al. (2003). Plankton carbon budget in a coastal wind-driven upwelling station off A Coruña (NW Iberian Peninsula). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 265: 31-43.
Bode, A. et al. (1998). Estimations of mesozooplankton biomass in a coastal upwelling area off NW Spain. J. Plankton Res. 20(5): 1005-1014.

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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