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Land based mesocosm experiment studying the simultaneous impact of warming and acidification on the planktonic food web of the Eastern Mediterranean - Pitta, Paraskevi; Krasakopoulou, Evangelia; Frangoulis, Constantin; Ziveri, Patrizia
A land based mesocosm experiment focusing on the study of the simultaneous impact of warming and acidification on the planktonic food web of the Eastern Mediterranean took place in August-September 2013 at the mesocosm facilities of HCMR in Crete (CRETACOSMOS). Two different pCO2 (present day and predicted for year 2100) were applied in triplicate mesocosms of 3 m**3. This was tested in two different temperatures (ambient seawater T and ambient T plus 3°C). Twelve mesocosms in total were incubated in two large concrete tanks. Temperature was controlled by sophisticated, automated systems. A large variety of chemical, biological and biochemical variables...
Biogeography of jellyfish in the North Atlantic - Licandro, Priscilla; Raab, Kristina; Hosia, Aino
In recent years a global increase in jellyfish (i.e. Cnidarians and Ctenophores) abundance and a rise in the recurrence of jellyfish outbreak events have been largely debated, but a general consensus on this matter has not been achieved yet. Within this debate, it has been generally recognised that there is a lack of reliable data that could be analysed and compared to clarify whether indeed jellyfish are increasing throughout the world ocean as a consequence of anthropogenic impact and hydroclimatic variability. Here we describe different jellyfish data sets produced within the EU program EUROBASIN, which have been assembled with the...
Phototrophic carbon fixation rates measured in water samples from the Porcupine Abyssal Plains during James Cook cruise JC087 - Hemsley, Victoria
Water samples were collected from pre-dawn CTD casts at 5 depths corresponding to 55%, 20%, 7%, 5% and 1% of surface irradiance. 1 litre water samples wrapped with optical filters to replicate light levels. Spiked with 200 µL of 13C labelled sodium bicarbonate. After 24 hourse filtered through ashed 25mm GF/F (Whatman) filters, rinsed with HCl solution (1-2%) and stored at -20oC. On shore encapsulated in tin capsules and analysed for 13C isotopic enrichment. Carbon uptake rates calculated using the equations of Fernandez et al. (2005).