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Historical benthos data from the Romanian Black Sea Coast between 1954 and 1968
Teaca, A.; Begun, T.; Muresan, M.; National Research and Development Institute for Marine Geology and Geoecology – GeoEcoMar, Romania (2016): Historical benthos data from the Romanian Black Sea Coast between 1954 and 1968
Contact: Teaca, Adrian

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

The dataset comprises data on the substrate type, temperature, salinity and benthos from 567 samples colected in Romanian Black Sea Shelf, in the period 16.04.1954 - 14.02.1968. The sediment samples were taken with a Van-Veen grab, the sampling size - 0.1 m2. The sediment was preserved in buffered formalin 4% , then sieved through a 2 mm, 0.25 mm and 0.10 mm mesh sieve and subsequently stored in 70% ethanol. The database comprises taxonomic and quantitative data (individuals count, density and biomass per square meter) for 97 macrobenthic species and 5 supraspecific groups.

Biology > Benthos
Marine, Historical data, MED, Romania

Geographical coverage
MED, Romania [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1954 - 1968

Benthos abundance, Benthos biomass

National Institute of Marine Geology and Ecology (GeoEcoMar), moredata creator

Based on this dataset:
Bacescu, M. et al. (1971). Cercetări de ecologie bentala în Marea Neagră: analiza cantitativă calitativă s̜i comparată a faunei bentale pontice. Ecologie Marina 4: 7-274, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-04-27
Information last updated: 2016-06-30
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