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Bode, Antonio (2023): Monthly series of zooplankton abundance and biomass collected between 1989 and 2016 at A Coruña (NW Spain) [dataset]. PANGAEA,, In supplement to: Otero, Jaime; Bode, Antonio; Alvarez-Salgado, Xose Anton; Varela, Manuel (2018): Role of functional trait variability in the response of individual phytoplankton species to changing environmental conditions in a coastal upwelling zone. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 596, 33-47,

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Zooplankton sampled approximately at monthly intervals between April 1988 and December 2016 at Station E2CO (A Coruña, NW Spain) with double-oblique tows of a 50-cm diameter Juday-Bogorov plankton net with 250 μm (until 1997) or 200 μm (from 1997 onwards) mesh size. The net was equipped with a General Oceanic Flowmeter for the calculation of water filtered and a depth recorder. All samples were collected between 10:00 and 14:00 o'clock (local time) and were preserved in 2−4% sodium borate-buffered formaldehyde. Sub-samples were taken to estimate total zooplankton abundances (in ind × m−3) by direct examination using a stereo microscope, and biomass (in μg DW × L−1) by weighting dried aliquots (50 ºC, 48 h). Species names referenced to the Word Register of Marine Species (last access: June 2019). Zooplankton identification and counts were made by M.T. Álvarez-Ossorio (until 2015), E. Rey and M.A. Louro (2016). These series are part of the long-term observational project RADIALES (Instituto Español de Oceanografía, IEO, Spain).
Abundance; Biomass; Coastal; NE Atlantic; NW Spain; Phytoplankton; Upwelling; Zooplankton
Related to:
Bode, Antonio; Alvarez-Ossorio, María Teresa; Cabanas, J; Miranda, Ana; Varela, M (2009): Recent trends in plankton and upwelling intensity off Galicia (NW Spain). Progress in Oceanography, 83(1-4), 342-350,
Bode, Antonio; Alvarez-Ossorio, María Teresa; Gonzalez, Nicolas (1998): Estimations of mesozooplankton biomass in a coastal upwelling area off NW Spain. Journal of Plankton Research, 20(5), 1005-1014,
Latitude: 43.421660 * Longitude: -8.436660
Date/Time Start: 1988-04-12T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2016-12-13T00:00:00
Minimum Elevation: -80.0 m * Maximum Elevation: -80.0 m
E2CO * Latitude: 43.421660 * Longitude: -8.436660 * Date/Time Start: 1989-01-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2018-01-01T00:00:00 * Elevation: -80.0 m * Location: Galicia Margin * Method/Device: Bottle, Niskin (NIS)
Empty cells = missing values
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1DATE/TIMEDate/TimeBode, AntonioGeocode
2Depth, bottom/maxDepth botmBode, Antonio
3Depth, top/minDepth topmBode, Antonio
4Zooplankton, biomass, dry massZoopl biom dmmg/m3Bode, Antonio
5ZooplanktonZoopl#/m3Bode, Antonio
6Mesh sizeMesh sµmBode, Antonio
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