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Spatial distribution in sediment characteristics and benthic activity on the northwestern Black Sea shelf: macrobenthos [Ruimtelijke verdeling in sedimentkarakterisitieken en benthische activiteit op de Noord-Westelijke plaat van de Zwarte Zee: macrobenthos]
Citation
Wijsmans J. 1995: Spatial distribution in sediment characteristics and benthic activity on the northwestern Black Sea shelf: macrobenthos. Netherlands Institute of Ecology; Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology, Netherlands. Metadata available at http://data.nioo.knaw.nl/imis.php?module=dataset&dasid=1204

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
This dataset is the outcome of research done on the benthic system of the Black Sea Shelf. Data on macrobenthos (density and biomass), oxygen flux to the sediment and sediment characteristics are presented. more

This dataset is the outcome of research done on the benthic system of the Black Sea Shelf. From 5 to 27 August 1995, 33 stations were sampled on the northwest continental shelf. Sediment was sampled with a Reineck boxcorer (60 x 30 x 30 cm). In order to detect spatial variations in their distribution, both the biotic (macrofauna) and abiotic (grain size, porosity, ..) component of the sediment was studied. The oxygen flux to the sediment has been measured as an estimation of the rate of benthic mineralization, and the contribution of macrobenthos in total sediment respiration has been calculated. The present dataset contains data on macrobenthic biomass and density and several sediment characteristics. Also, environmental characteristics of the sampling locations can be found.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Benthos, Bottom samples (e.g. core, dredge, grab)
Keywords:
Marine, Distribution, Macrobenthos, Mineralization, Sediments, MED, Black Sea

Geographical coverage
MED, Black Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
5 August 1995 - 27 August 1995

Parameters
, % Organic carbon (OC), % Total nitrogen (N), Air temperature dry, Ammonia (NH3), C:N ratio, Fluid content, Iron (Fe), Macrobenthos biomass, Macrobenthos density, Manganese (Mn), Median grain size, Nitrate (NO3-), Nitrate (NO3-) + Nitrite (NO2-), Nitrite (NO2-), Percentage CaCO3 Methodology , Phosphate (PO43-), Porosity, Sand fraction, Sediment Community Oxygen Consumption (SCOC), Shell content, Silicon (Si) in water, Silt-clay percentage, Sulphate (SO42-), Total phosphorus (P), Water depth, Wind force, Wind speed
Percentage CaCO3: Scheibler method
determination of the CaCO3 content through volumetric gas analysis after acidification of 0.4 g dry sediment with 10 ml hydrochloric acid

Contributor
Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee; NIOZ Yerseke, moredata owner

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Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
IMERS: Integrated Marine Environmental Samples and Readings, more

Project
EROS: EROS-2000: the interactions between the River Danube and the north-western Black Sea, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Wijsman, J.W.M.; Herman, P.M.J.; Gomoiu, M.-T. (1999). Spatial distribution in sediment characteristics and benthic activity on the northwestern Black Sea shelf. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 181: 25-39, more
Wijsman, J.W.M.; Herman, P.M.J.; Gomoiu, M.-T. (2001). Spatial distribution in sediment characteristics and benthic activity on the northwestern Black Sea shelf. Freshwat. Biol. 55(4): 23-41, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2007-04-11
Information last updated: 2012-11-13
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