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Zooplankton community of Shirazi bay (Kenya) sampled between April and December 1998
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Anyango C.; Daro N.; Ecological Marine Management Programme (ECOMAMA); Laboratorium voor Ecologie en Systematiek; Vakgroep Biologie; Faculteit Wetenschappen. VUB: Belgium; (2016): Zooplankton community of Shirazi bay (Kenya) sampled between April and December 1998. https://doi.org/10.14284/91
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Description
Density on zooplankton taxa and related environmental variables (chlorophyll a, dissolved oxygen and biological oxygen demand) for 30 samples taken in Shirazi Bay from 15 April to 16 December 1998. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Anyango, C. (2000). The zooplankton community of Shirazi Bay, Kenya. MSc Thesis. VUB: Brussel. 81 pp. more

The species composition of the zooplankton community of Shirazi Bay, Kenya was studied in 1998. A total of 30 samples were analyzed. Chlorophyll a, biological oxygen demand and dissolved oxygen concentrations were also determined each time, and were later used to analyse the species data. Maximum values of zooplankton abundance were reported in mid-April (1161 ± 169 indiv.m^-3), and the lowest was at the end of April (300 ± 35 indiv.m^-3). Total abundance of zooplankton varied from 911 ± 165 indiv.m^-3 in station 3 to 262 ± 54 indiv.m^-3 in station 5. The most important taxa encountered included: Calanoida, Brachyura, Oikolpeura, Amphipoda, Mysidaceae, Polychaeta and Chaetognatha. Calanoida was the most dominant taxon sampled and it made up 46% of the total zooplankton abundance.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Zooplankton
Keywords:
Marine, Environmental variables, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Shirazi bay, ISW, Kenyan Coast, Harpacticoida, Acari, Amphipoda, Bivalvia, Brachyura, Calanoida, Chaetognatha, Crustacea, Cumacea, Cyclopoida, Decapoda, Gastropoda, Hydrozoa, Insecta, Isopoda, Mysidacea, Oikopleura Mertens, 1830, Ostracoda, Poecilostomatoida, Polychaeta, Pycnogonida, Siphonophora Brandt, 1837, Tintinnida

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenyan Coast Stations [Marine Regions]
Shirazi Bay

Temporal coverage
15 April 1998 - 16 December 1998

Taxonomic coverage
Harpacticoida [WoRMS]
Acari [WoRMS]
Amphipoda [WoRMS]
Bivalvia [WoRMS]
Brachyura [WoRMS]
Calanoida [WoRMS]
Chaetognatha [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Cumacea [WoRMS]
Cyclopoida [WoRMS]
Decapoda [WoRMS]
Gastropoda [WoRMS]
Hydrozoa [WoRMS]
Insecta [WoRMS]
Isopoda [WoRMS]
Mysidacea [WoRMS]
Oikopleura Mertens, 1830 [WoRMS]
Ostracoda [WoRMS]
Poecilostomatoida [WoRMS]
Polychaeta [WoRMS]
Pycnogonida [WoRMS]
Siphonophora Brandt, 1837 [WoRMS]
Tintinnida [WoRMS]

Parameters
Biochemical oxygen demand, Chlorophyll a, Density, Dissolved oxygen (O2)

Contributors
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute Mombasa Centre (KMFRI), moredata creator University of Nairobi, moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Ecological Marine Management Programme (ECOMAMA), moredata creator Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Laboratorium voor Ecologie en Systematiek (ECOL), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Historical Kenyan-Belgian research datasets (1873-1999), more
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Anyango, C. (2000). The zooplankton community of Shirazi Bay, Kenya. MSc Thesis. VUB: Brussel. 81 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-03-24
Information last updated: 2016-03-24
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