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Pitta, Paraskevi; Giannakourou, Antonia (2008): Ciliate abundance and biomass in water samples collected at Station MARCH-1997-GN36199704601MSB06 in the Aegean Sea. Hellenic Center of Marine Research, Institut of Oceanography, Greece, PANGAEA,

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Latitude: 36.000000 * Longitude: 25.705000
Date/Time Start: 1997-03-09T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1997-03-09T00:00:00
Minimum DEPTH, water: m * Maximum DEPTH, water: 100 m
MARCH-1997-GN36199704601MSB06 * Latitude: 36.000000 * Longitude: 25.705000 * Date/Time: 1997-03-09T00:00:00 * Device: Bottle, Niskin 8-L (NIS_8L)
Ciliate cell sizes were measured and converted into cell volumes using appropriate geometric formulae (Peuto-Moreau, 1991). For biomass estimation the conversion factor 140 fgC µm^-3 was used (Putt and Stoecker, 1989).
Borax-buffered formalin (final concentration 2% formaldehyde). Samples for ciliate counting were stored at 4°C in the dark until observation. For ciliate identification and enumeration 100 ml samples were left for 24 h in sedimentation cylinders and then observed under an inverted epifluorescence microscope.
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethodComment
1DEPTH, waterDepth watermGeocode
2CiliatesCiliates#/lPitta, ParaskeviEpifluorescence microscopy
3Ciliates, biomass as carbonCiliates Cµg/lPitta, Paraskevi
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