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Phytoplankton composition, biomass and abundance in Estonian territorial waters 1993-2016
Estonian Marine Institute, University of Tartu and Marine Systems Institute, Tallinn University of Technology (2019): Phytoplankton composition, biomass and abundance in Estonian territorial waters 1993-2016.
Contact: Põder, Asko

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The dataset contains abundance and biomass for different taxonomical units of phytoplankton (from phylum to species, according to identification accuracy) sampled from Estonian open and coastal waters in the Baltic Sea. Samples are collected with Ferrybox method (sampling depth appr. 5m) or by pooling samples from discrete depths (1, 5 and 10m) in national monitoring stations. Phytoplankton identification and enumeration was carried out using microscopy, biomass calculations were done using volume formulas provided by HELCOM-PEG (phytoplankton expert group) and published in (PEG BIOVOLUME).

Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton
Marine/Coastal, Time series, ANE, Baltic, Finland Gulf, ANE, Baltic, Riga Gulf, ANE, Baltic, Vainameri Archipelago, Hiiurnaa, ANE, Estonia, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Bacillariophyceae, Chlorophyceae, Chrysophyceae, Ciliophora, Cryptophyceae, Cyanophyceae, Dinophyceae, Euglenophyceae, , Prasinophyceae, Prymnesiophyceae

Geographical coverage
ANE, Baltic, Finland Gulf [Marine Regions]
ANE, Baltic, Riga Gulf [Marine Regions]
ANE, Baltic, Vainameri Archipelago, Hiiurnaa [Marine Regions]
ANE, Estonia [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 19,2023; MinLat: 57,6167 - MaxLong: 28,0083; MaxLat: 59,9167 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
1994 - 2016

Taxonomic coverage
Bacillariophyceae [WoRMS]
Chlorophyceae [WoRMS]
Chrysophyceae [WoRMS]
Ciliophora [WoRMS]
Cryptophyceae [WoRMS]
Cyanophyceae [WoRMS]
Dinophyceae [WoRMS]
Euglenophyceae [WoRMS]
Prasinophyceae [WoRMS]
Prymnesiophyceae [WoRMS]

Abundance of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit volume of the water body [BODC]
Biovolume (calculated) of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit volume of the water body by calculation using the HELCOME COMBINE guidelines [BODC]
Phytoplankton abundance
Phytoplankton biomass
Trophic status of biological entity specified elsewhere [BODC]

University of Tartu; Estonian Marine Institute (EMI)data creator
Ministry of the Environment of the Estonian Republic
Põder, Asko
Tallinn University of Technology; Marine Systems Institute (MSI)data creator

Related datasets
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
(Partly) included in:
Presence/Absence maps of phytoplankton in the Greater Baltic Sea

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2018-07-30
Information last updated: 2022-08-01
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