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Pitta, Paraskevi; Giannakourou, Antonia (2008): Ciliate abundance and biomass in water samples collected at Station SEPT-1997-GN36199704606MNB03 in the Aegean Sea. Hellenic Center of Marine Research, Institut of Oceanography, Greece, PANGAEA,

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Latitude: 39.224200 * Longitude: 25.000000
Date/Time Start: 1997-09-19T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1997-09-19T00:00:00
Minimum DEPTH, water: m * Maximum DEPTH, water: 100 m
SEPT-1997-GN36199704606MNB03 * Latitude: 39.224200 * Longitude: 25.000000 * Date/Time: 1997-09-19T00:00:00 * Location: Aegean Sea * Campaign: SEPT-1997 * Basis: Aegaeo * Device: Bottle, Niskin 8-L (NIS_8L)
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. Ciliate cell sizes were measured and converted into cell volumes using appropriate geometric formulae of Peuto-Moreau (Peuto-Moreau M., 1991. Symbiose plastidiale et mixotrophie des cilies planctoniques marins Oligotrichina (Ciliophora). These de Doctorat d' etat, Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis). For biomass estimation the conversion factor 140 fgC µm^-3 was used (Putt M., Stoecker D.K., 1989. An experimentally determined carbon: volume ratio for marine oligotrichous ciliates from estuarine and coastal waters. Limnology and Oceanography 34, 1097-1103).
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethodComment
1DEPTH, waterDepth watermGeocode
2CiliatesCil#/lPitta, Paraskevi
3Ciliates, biomass as carbonCil Cµg/lPitta, Paraskevi
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