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Trawl-survey data from the Pipeta programme in the Northern Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean) collected in 1988 and 1991
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National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy; (2017): Trawl-survey data from the Pipeta programme in the Northern Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean) collected in 1988 and 1991.
Contact: Fortibuoni, Tomaso

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The “Pipeta programme” (named after the Italian commercial trawler used; 300 HP; LOA = 26 m) was started in 1982 by the Laboratory of Marine Biology and Fisheries (LMBF, Italy) and the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IOF, Croatia). The expedition was a fishery-independent trawl-survey of the demersal communities using a bottom otter-trawl net (wing mesh-size: 55 mm; cod-end mesh-size: 22 mm; foot-rope length: 41 m; head-rope length: 32 m). The average towing speed was about 3.5 knots, and the sampling duration was 60 minutes for almost all hauls, with the exception of one haul (sampling duration of 15 minutes). Two successive trawl hauls were performed at each station, with the second towing frequently performed along the same distance but in the opposite direction. Data per stations are given as the mean value of two replicates. The survey was successively named GRUND programme and ended in 2007. more

This dataset includes a subset of 26 stations (Northern Adriatic Sea) for the years 1988 (January and October) and 1991 (January) from the “Pipeta programme”. CPUE (kg/h) indexes for 166 demersal and benthic species (1,807 records) and information on sediment type are reported. The depth of each station was extracted from the EMODnet Digital Bathymetry. Species synonymies were updated according to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Some species are grouped into multispecies categories that group taxonomically similar species, i.e. species of the same genus or family (e.g. Raja spp., Triglidae).

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, Demersal trawl, Historical records, Marine Historical Ecology, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Northern Adriatic Sea, Annelida, Arthropoda, Chordata, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Mollusca, Porifera

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 12,56; MinLat: 44,86 - MaxLong: 13,27; MaxLat: 45,49 [WGS84]
MED, Northern Adriatic Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
11 January 1988 - 10 January 1991

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Chordata [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Porifera [WoRMS]

Catch per unit effort
Sediment texture class
Wet weight biomass of biological entity specified elsewhere per unit of sampling time in the water body [BODC]

National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), moredata creator
Fortibuoni, Tomaso
Libralato, Simone
Solidoro, Cosimo
Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research; Branch office Chioggiadata creator
Giovanardi, Otello
Raicevich, Saša
Fortibuoni, Tomaso

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Based on this dataset
Fortibuoni, T. et al. (2016). Common, rare or extirpated? Shifting baselines for common angelshark, Squatina squatina (Elasmobranchii: Squatinidae), in the Northern Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea). Hydrobiologia 772(1): 247-259.
Simunovic, A. et al. (1999). Kill of benthic organisms as a response to an anoxic state in the northern Adriatic Sea (a critical review). Acta Adriat. 40(1): 37-64
Describing this dataset
Fortibuoni, T. et al. (2017). Fish and fishery historical data since the 19th century in the Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean. Scientific Data 4: 170104.
Vrgoc, N. et al. (2004). Review of current knowledge on shared demersal stocks of the Adriatic Sea. FAO-MiPAF Scientific Cooperation to Support Responsible Fisheries in the Adriatic Sea. GCP/RER/010/ITA/TD-12. AdriaMed Technical Documents, 12 . FAO AdriaMed: Termoli. 91 pp.

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-09-06
Information last updated: 2017-03-20
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