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MADS - Marine zooplankton

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Dataset contains species abundances of microzooplankton and mesozooplankton more

Zooplankton The zooplankton can be divided in two groups the microzooplankton < 200 µm and the mesozooplankton > 200 µm. The microzooplankton is composed of protozoa ( e.g. ciliates and heterotrophic dinoflagellates) and the smaller developmental stages of the mesozooplankton. The microzooplankton is normally collected by water bottles together with the samples for phytoplankton. The mesozooplankton is the zooplankton fraction > 200 µm. The mesozooplankton is composed by two main groups, the holoplankton that is pelagic throughout their life cycle and the meroplankton composed by pelagic larvae stages of benthic organisms. The mesozooplankton is normally dominated by copepods, cladocera and meroplankton. The mesozooplankton is normally collected by plankton nets or submersible pumps. Data Species abundance of both microzooplankton and mesozooplankton are avaible. Information on sampling locations within the Danish national marine monitoring program (NOVA 2003) and download of data can be accessed through the MADS website.

Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Zooplankton
Marine, Long-term monitoring, Plankton, Zooplankton, ANE, Baltic, ANE, Belt Sea, ANE, Kattegat, ANE, Skagerrak

Geographical coverage
ANE, Baltic [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belt Sea [Marine Regions]
ANE, Kattegat [Marine Regions]
ANE, Skagerrak [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1979 on [In Progress]

University of Aarhus; National Environmental Research Institute (NERI), moredata owner

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
MADS: The Danish national database for marine data, more
Following version:
Zooplankton data for Danish marine monitoring (ODAM) from 1985 - 2016, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2010-01-22
Information last updated: 2010-01-22
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