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Phytoplankton in longitudinal east-west transect of the Mediterranean Sea,1999
Ignatiades, L.,(2020): Phytoplankton in longitudinal east-west transect of the Mediterranean Sea, 1999.
Contact: Ignatiades, Lydia

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The scope of this study was to explore the diversification of the phytoplankton community structure and related ecological determinants along a large scale (3188 km) longitudinal transect, covering the region from eastern Mediterranean to Western Basin. Sampling was performed during the period June – July of 1999. Six stations were located in the Eastern Basin, one station in the Sicily strait and two stations in the Western Basin.A total of 216 species were identified(48 diatoms, 112 dinoflagellates and 56 coccolithophores). more

Samples were collected from routine hydrocasts using a CTD rosette sampler from 1, 10, 20, 50, 75, 100 and 120 m. Temperature and salinity were recorded using a Seabird Electronics SBE-911+ CTD profiler. Samples for chlorophyll a determination (2 L from each sampling depth) were filtered on board through 0.2 mm polycarbonate Millipore filters and kept frozen until analysis in the laboratory with a TURNER 00-AU-10 fluorometer. Samples for the determination of nutrients were collected in 100 ml polyethylene bottles and kept at -20oC, until their analysis in the laboratory with a Bran+Luebbe II autoanalyser. Phosphate was measured with a Perkin Elmer Lambda 2S UV/VIS Spectrometer. Study Extent: This dataset is based on a large scale longitudinal transect from eastern Mediterranean sea to the Western Basin, in June and July 1999. Quality Control: Stations were plotted on Google earth for a visual check. Taxonomic quality control was done using the online taxon match tool of WoRMS. Title: MTP-II project 'MATER: Mass Transfer and Ecosystem Response' Funding : This research was undertaken within the framework of the TransMediterranean Cruise of the MTP-II project 'MATER: Mass Transfer and Ecosystem Response' jointly funded by the European Commission’s Marine Science and Technology III (MAST-III) Programme and the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology.

Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton
Marine/Coastal, lowered unmanned submersible, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Mediterranean, Bacillariophyceae, Dinophyceae, Haptophyta

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 4,92; MinLat: 33,39 - MaxLong: 32,68; MaxLat: 40,58 [WGS84]
MED, Mediterranean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
7 June 1999 - 1 July 1999

Taxonomic coverage
Bacillariophyceae [WoRMS]
Dinophyceae [WoRMS]
Haptophyta [WoRMS]

Institute of Biology; National Center of Scientific Research "Demokritos"data creator
Ignatiades, Lydia

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-07-29
Information last updated: 2022-08-03
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