Microzooplankton South Adriatic-PRISMA1-Flussi Project

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Microzooplankton abundance and composition were determined in the South Adriatic Sea in the framework of the Italian National Research Project PRISMA1-Flussi Project (1995-1996).

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Monti, M.; Fonda-Umani, S. (2017). Microzooplankton South Adriatic-PRISMA1-Flussi Project. University of Trieste; Marine Biology Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.6092/0c9e0802-86f6-4f72-ad4a-3d216a8dd1ea


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Occurrence; Observation


Serena Fonda Umani
  • Principal Investigator
University of Trieste, italy
34100 Trieste
Marina Monti
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale)
Via Auguste Piccard, 54
34151 Trieste
Marina Lipizer
  • Metadata Provider
OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale)
Borgo Grotta Gigante, 42/C
34010 Trieste

Geographic Coverage

South Adriatic Sea

Bounding Coordinates South West [39.99, 15.66], North East [43.12, 19.89]

Taxonomic Coverage


Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1995-05-14 / 1996-02-27

Project Data

No Description available

Title PRISMA-1 Flussi
Funding Italian Ministery of University, Education and Research.
Study Area Description Pelagic waters of the South Adriatic Sea
Design Description Oceanographic cruises; vertical sampling with Niskin bottles at discrete depths.

The personnel involved in the project:

Marina Monti
  • Principal Investigator

Sampling Methods

Sampling at discrete water depths with Niskin bottles deployed with a CTD profiler.

Study Extent Seasonal cruises were carried out in the South Adriatic.
Quality Control Worms taxon match

Method step description:

  1. Samples were fixed with Ca(HCO3)2-buffered formaldehyde (4% final concentration) and cell abundance and species composition of phytoplankton were estimated according to Utermöhl’s method (1958), using an inverted microscope equipped with phase contrast, at 200-320-400x final magnifications.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 10.6092/0c9e0802-86f6-4f72-ad4a-3d216a8dd1ea