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Zooplankton monitoring of the Lisbon Bay, Portugal, since 2005
Dos Santos, A.; Marraccini, A.; Cruz, J.; Santinho, C.; Dominguez, R.; Quintela, M.F.; Pires R.T.F.; Marques, R. (2017): Zooplankton monitoring of the Lisbon Bay, Portugal, since 2005.

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This data was acquired at the Cascais monitoring site, which is a station of the time-series CASCAIS-WATCH, the oceanographic observation programme of the Oceanography and Plankton Group of the Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA). The station is located off Cascais Bay, outside the Tagus River estuary at 38°40’N 09°26W, in a water depth of around 38m. Zooplankton samples are collected from 30m to the surface on a monthly basis with a WP2 net (50cm diameter, 200μm mesh). more

Samples are divided in two: one half is preserved in 4% borax-buffered formalin in seawater and later examined for identification and counting of mesozooplankton. The other half is lyophilized and weighted for biomass determination. Neuston samples are also collected using a rectangular net with a mouth opening of 0.2×1.0 m and 200µm mesh size, towed horizontally at the surface for 3 to 5 minutes. Besides zooplankton monitoring, temperature, salinity, and chlorophyll a are measured with a CTD fluorometer. The reaults are analysed for information regarding the abundance, seasonal distribution and biodiversity of zooplankton in the area.

Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton
Marine/Coastal, lowered unmanned submersible, Lyophilization, ANE, Portugal, Chaetognatha, Diplostraca, Copepoda, Hydrozoa, Pisces

Geographical coverage
ANE, Portugal [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From February 2005 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Chaetognatha [WoRMS]
Diplostraca [WoRMS]
Copepoda [WoRMS]
Hydrozoa [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), moredata creator
Cruz, Joanadata creator
Santinho, Carladata creator
Marques, Raqueldata creator

Based on this dataset
O'Brien, T.D. et al. (Ed.) (2013). ICES Zooplankton Status Report 2010/2011. ICES Cooperative Research Report, 318(Spec. Issue). ICES: Copenhagen. ISBN 978-87-7482-125-0. 208 pp., more
O'Brien, T.D. et al. (Ed.) (2011). ICES Zooplankton Status Report 2008/2009. ICES Cooperative Research Report, 307(Spec. Issue). ICES: Copenhagen. ISBN 978-87-7482-087-1, more
O'Brien, T.D. et al. (2008). ICES zooplankton status report 2006/2007. ICES Cooperative Research Report, 292. ICES: Copenhagen. ISBN 978-87-7482-037-6. 168 pp., more
Valdés, L.; O'Brien, T.; López-Urrutia, A. (Ed.) (2006). Zooplankton monitoring results in the ICES area: summary status report 2004/2005. ICES Cooperative Research Report, 281. ICES: Copenhagen. ISBN 87-7482-049-4. 43 pp., more
Hughes, S.L.; Lavin, A. (2005). The annual ICES ocean climate status summary 2004/2005. ICES Cooperative Research Report, 275. ICES: Copenhagen. 37 pp., more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2017-08-02
Information last updated: 2022-08-09
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