Micro-zooplankton


Micro-zooplankton sampling methods are similar to standard micro-phytoplankton sampling methods. To fix samples, Lugolís acid solution was applied. Calculation of micro-zooplankton abundance and biomass is possible following cell settling. Determination of taxonomic (e.g. species) composition of unicellular organisms is also in the non-fixed samples


Individual weights were obtained for some groups and species (Mordukhai-Boltovskoi, 1954; Chorik, 1968; Mamaeva, 1979). Results presented in the database are of the Sea of Azov micro-zooplankton studies (Figure 1 and Table 1).


Distribution of stations with micro-zooplankton samples
Figure 1 - Distribution of stations with micro-zooplankton samples (2004-2011)

Table 1 - Inventory of stations with micro-zooplankton samples (2004-2011)
YearMonths
123456789101112Year
Sea of Azov
20043763982
20051616
200687811111955
20076101102249
200813685132065
2009106617443
2010121325
20112113438
Total18383261813638131438229373
Black sea
200411
200744
200811
200955
20111313
Total000901400010024
Caspian Sea
20043333
200531417
Total000030047000050
Total by seas18383352115038601439229447