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IHSM Pelagic diversity survey project
Citation
Danis B, Rasolofonirina R, Eeckhaut I, [year accessed]. IHSM Pelagic diversity survey project. Online resource.
Contact: Danis, Bruno

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

Description
This dataset describes primary biodiversity data pertaining to pelagic diversity from the Bay of Toliara, Madagascar. The data is assembled in the framework of a specialized training program for students from Madagascar and its surrounding region (Pole de Formation Spécialisee, Institut Halieutique et des Sciences de la Mer). Additional data will be added along the years. more

This study will include occurrence of organisms recorded in the framework of the Pelagic Biodiversity course of the Pôle de Formation Spécialisée. Pelagic samples are taken in the Bay of Toliara using two ships and Plankton nets. The georeferencing is done using a GPS onboard ships, and samples are taken inside the lagoon (in two seperate locations); as well as on the outer fringe of the coral reef. The taxonomic determination are done by the students using a local field guide, under the supervision of their accompanying professor. Identifications are not specialist grade. Scientific Names were matched against the content of the World Register of Marine Species using the dedicated Taxon Match tool. Students enter data in Darwincore spreadsheet templates as provided by GBIF.

Scope
Keywords:
Marine, ISW, Malagasy Rep., Toliara

Geographical coverage
ISW, Malagasy Rep., Toliara [Marine Regions]

Contributors
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), moredata creator

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2014-04-01
Information last updated: 2015-06-25
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