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Biomass of Characteristic Intertidal and Subtidal Taxa in the N of Spain from 1992 to 2003
Juanes, A. J; Environmental Hydraulics Institute (IHCantabria), University of Cantabria, Spain (2019): Biomass of characteristic intertidal and subtidal taxa in the N of Spain from 1992 to 2003.
Contact: Juanes, José Antonio ; Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas (CEDEX) ; University of Oviedo (UNIOVI) ; University of the Basque country ; AZTI Foundation

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The second dataset was developed with the objective of the ecological status assessment in marine areas where sewage outfall discharges were projected. For this purpose, several field campaigns were carried out along the north coast of Spain (Avilés, Gijón, Saja-Besaya, Santander, Santoña, Urdaibai and San Sebastián-Pasajes) between 1998 and 2003. In each of these sites transects perpendicular to the coast were established. Then, samples were taken both in the intertidal and shallow subtidal to obtain the biomass of macroalgae taxa. The main characteristic and canopy taxa of the area were selected: Bifurcaria bifurcata, Cystoseira baccata, Cystoseira tamariscifolia, Gelidium corneum, Gelidium spinosum, Laminaria hyperborea, Laminaria ochroleuca, Saccorhiza polyschides and Stypocaulon scoparium.

Biology > Macroalgae
Marine/Coastal, Ecological monitoring, ANE, Spain, Asturias, ANE, Spain, Cantabria, ANE, Spain, Pais Vasco, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Chromista, Plantae

Geographical coverage
ANE, Spain, Asturias [Marine Regions]
ANE, Spain, Cantabria [Marine Regions]
ANE, Spain, Pais Vasco [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -5,9883; MinLat: 43,2963 - MaxLong: -1,7522; MaxLat: 43,6263 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
1992 - 2003

Taxonomic coverage
Chromista [WoRMS]
Plantae [WoRMS]

Biomass, Occurrence of biota

University of Cantabria; Environmental Hydraulics Institute (IH Cantabria)data creator
Juanes, José Antonio
Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas (CEDEX)
University of Oviedo (UNIOVI)
University of the Basque country
AZTI Foundation

Based on this dataset
Freire, A. et al. (2010). Methodology for the implementation of the WFD combined approach: Environmental Mixing Zones for outfall discharges into coastal waters, in: Christodoulou, G.C. et al. Environmental hydraulics: Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Enviornmental Hydraulics, Athens, Greece, 23-25 June 2010. pp. 577-582
Echavarri-Erasun, B. et al. (2007). Medium-term responses of rocky bottoms to sewage discharges from a deepwater outfall in the NE Atlantic. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 54(7): 941-954.

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2018-07-17
Information last updated: 2022-08-09
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