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Zooplankton biomass and abundance in Estonian territorial waters 1993-2016
Estonian Marine Institute, University of Tartu (2019): Zooplankton biomass and abundance in Estonian territorial waters 1994-2016.
Contact: Põder, Asko

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Zooplankton dataset contains data on the species composition, biomass and abundance of meso- and merozooplankton groups. The data are gathered during the Estonian national monitoring of coastal and open seain the Baltic Sea. Samples are collected vertically from three horizons 1) near-bottom to upper halocline layer, 2) halocline top layer to termocline top layer 3) termocline top layer to surface in accordance with the Manual for Marine Monitoring in the COMBINE programme of HELCOM. The samples are analysed using microscopy. Biomass and abundance records are provided for such groups like Rotatoria, Copepoda, Cladocera etc.

Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton
Marine/Coastal, Abundance index, Mesozooplankton, Zooplankton biomass, ANE, Baltic, Baltic Proper, ANE, Baltic, Finland Gulf, ANE, Baltic, Riga Gulf, ANE, Baltic, Vainameri Archipelago, Hiiurnaa, ANE, Estonia, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Annelida, Diplostraca, Copelata, Copepoda, Crustacea, Diptera, Mollusca, Nemertea, Rotifera

Geographical coverage
ANE, Baltic, Baltic Proper [Marine Regions]
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: 20,5333; MinLat: 57,6167 - MaxLong: 27,9764; MaxLat: 59,9167 [WGS84]

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Diplostraca [WoRMS]
Copelata [WoRMS]
Copepoda [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Diptera [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nemertea [WoRMS]
Rotifera [WoRMS]


Abundance of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit volume of the water body [BODC]
Development stage of biological entity specified elsewhere [BODC]
Wet weight biomass of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit volume of the water body [BODC]
Zooplankton abundance
Zooplankton biomass

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

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2018-07-30
Information last updated: 2019-03-04
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