Megafaunal data from the 2009 BIOFUN trans-Mediterranean deep-sea cruise

Deep-sea sampling in 2009 onboard the R/V Sarmiento de Gamboa in the three Mediterranean basins. A combination of 2 samplers was used to collect the benthic megafauna: an otter-trawl Maireta system (OTMS) and an Agassiz dredge. The OTMS is a 1-warp benthic otter-trawl designed to work seamlessly on high depth grounds: its stretch mesh size at the cod-end is 40mm, with an outer cover of 12mm, to allow retrieval of small-sized fractions of megafauna. The net total length is 25m, with an horizontal opening of 12.7m and a vertical opening of 1.4m. Trawls were conducted at 2.6 to 2.8 knots. The Agassiz dredge had a 2.5 m horizontal opening and 1.2 m vertical opening, a net mesh size of 12 mm, and was trawled at 2.0 knots.

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Additional Info

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Source http://www.gbif.org/dataset/266628c1-56a0-46cb-b136-3b77dbc32268
Last Updated June 25, 2021, 07:44 (UTC)
Created June 25, 2021, 07:44 (UTC)
Dataset type SAMPLING_EVENT
Source DarwinCore Archive http://ipt.vliz.be/eurobis/archive.do?r=biofun2009
GBIF UUID 266628c1-56a0-46cb-b136-3b77dbc32268
Administrative contact Samuele Tecchio - tecchio@icm.csic.es
Metadata author Samuele Tecchio - tecchio@icm.csic.es