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Benthic Communities and Environmental Parameters in Three Mediterranean Ports (Sardinia, Crete, Tunisia)
Citation
Chatzinikolaou E., Arvanitidis C. (2017). Benthic communities and environmental parameters in three Mediterranean ports (Sardinia, Crete, Tunisia) https://doi.org/10.15468/xrlqx4

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

Description
Three seasonal sampling campaigns (winter, summer before touristic period, summer after touristic period) were implemented during 2012 in three Mediterranean touristic ports: Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy), Heraklion (Crete, Greece) and El Kantaoui (Tunisia). Three to five stations were sampled per port, which were part of different port sectors (leisure, fishing, passenger, cargo, shipyard). Three water and three sediment replicate samples were collected per station for analysis of nutrients, pigments and hydrocarbons. One replicate was analysed for physical parameters, heavy metals and granulometry. Five sediment replicates were collected for analysis of benthic biodiversity. Benthic organisms were sorted to the main taxonomic groups (e.g. .Annelida, Mollusca, Arthropoda, Echinodermata) and identified to species level.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Invertebrates, Bottom samples (e.g. core, dredge, grab), Environmental quality/pollution, Water composition > Bulk chemistry (e.g. pH, TCO2), Water composition > Other inorganic chemistry
Keywords:
Marine, Benthic invertebrates, Data, Heavy mineral distribution, Marine Genomics, Physical parameters, Total nutrients, Western mediterranean sea, MED, Greece, Crete, MED, Italy, Sardinia, MED, Tunisia, Monastir, Annelida, Arthropoda, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Nematoda, Nemertea, Sipuncula

Geographical coverage
MED, Greece, Crete [Marine Regions]
MED, Italy, Sardinia [Marine Regions]
MED, Tunisia, Monastir

Temporal coverage
13 February 2012 - 25 September 2012

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Nemertea [WoRMS]
Sipuncula [WoRMS]

Parameters
Benthos abundance, Granulometric variables, Heavy metals, Hydrocarbons, Nutrients, Phaeopigments, Physical & chemical parameters of water

Contributors
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Department of Biology; Laboratory of Zoology, moredata creator
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), moredata creator
University of Cagliari, moredata creator
University of Florence, moredata creator

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2018-07-26
Information last updated: 2018-07-30
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