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Brachiopoda in a Posidonia oceanica meadow in Plakias, SW Crete, Greece, 2017
Paolo G. Albano & Martina Stockinger. (2020): Brachiopoda in a Posidonia oceanica meadow in Plakias, SW Crete, Greece, 2017.
Contact: Albano, Paolo G.

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The dataset contains occurrence records of 963 living individuals belonging to two species of brachiopods in a shallow-water Posidonia meadow in Crete sampled in two seasons in 2017 from 5 to 20 m depth more

Posidonia meadow in Crete sampled in two seasons in 2017 from 5 to 20 m depth. Organisms on the leaves were collected with a net mounted on a metal frame with a 40 × 20-cm opening. The rhizomes were sampled with air-lift suction sampling. The sampler consisted of a PVC tube with a length and diameter of 100 cm and 8 cm, respectively. A SCUBA cylinder supplied air and was fitted at 10 cm above the mouth of the tube. At its other end, it is attached a removable 0.5-mm mesh nylon bag that could be closed and replaced underwater. Sampling on the rhizomes was carried out on 1-m2 square areas after defoliation in order to enhance collecting efficacy Study Extent : Plakias, SW Crete, Greece Method step description: Net on Posidonia leaves: 60 strokes per replicate (L6 samples) and 20 strokes per replicate (L2 samples). Suction sampling on Posidonia rhizomes: 1 square meter per replicate Project Data: PGA research in the Eastern Mediterranean is in the framework of the project “Historical ecology of Lessepsian migration” (PI: PGA) Title: Historical ecology of Lessepsian migration Funding: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) P28983-B29. Master Student’s fieldwork was supported by the Kurzfristige wissenschaftliche Auslandsstipendien of the University of Vienna, the non-profit organization Mare Mundi and the diving school Dive2gether

Biology > Benthos
Marine/Coastal, diver, Occurrence, Sea grass, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Greece, Crete, Rhynchonellida

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 24,3957; MinLat: 35,1796 - MaxLong: 24,3957; MaxLat: 35,1796 [WGS84]
MED, Greece, Crete [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
8 May 2017 - 27 September 2017

Taxonomic coverage
Rhynchonellida [WoRMS]

Count (in assayed sample) of biological entity specified elsewhere [BODC]

University of Viennadata creatordata provider
Albano, Paolo G.
Holzknecht, Martina

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-07-29
Information last updated: 2022-08-16
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