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The marine algae of Alexandria. II. A study of the occurrence of some marine algae on the Egyptian Mediterranean Coast (with 6 figures) by A. H. Nasr (1940). Notes and Memoirs No. 37

Latest version published by Hellenic Center for Marine Research on Sep 21, 2022 Hellenic Center for Marine Research

This is a small historical dataset, published in 1940, regarding some marine algae of Alexandria. The survey was conducted by A. H. Nasr, Assistant Director of the Marine Biological Station in Ghardaqa, Egypt and it was facilitated by the Fuad I Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries in Alexandria, Egypt. The dataset contains occurrence data of the algae found in the wider marine region of Alexandria within the year 1938.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 8 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    8
  • Occurrence 
    9

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

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Data as a DwC-A file download 8 records in English (6 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (9 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Sarafidou G (2022): The marine algae of Alexandria. II. A study of the occurrence of some marine algae on the Egyptian Mediterranean Coast (with 6 figures) by A. H. Nasr (1940). Notes and Memoirs No. 37. v1.2. Hellenic Center for Marine Research. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.medobis.eu/resource?r=egypt_algae_ii_dataset_5&v=1.2

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Hellenic Center for Marine Research. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Keywords

Mediterranean; Egypt; Algae

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Georgia Sarafidou
Technician
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Former U.S. Base of Gournes 71500 Heraklion Crete GR +302810337741

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Georgia Sarafidou
Technician
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Former U.S. Base of Gournes 71500 Heraklion Crete GR +302810337741

Who filled in the metadata:

Georgia Sarafidou
Technician
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Former U.S. Base of Gournes 71500 Heraklion Crete GR +302810337741

Who else was associated with the resource:

Metadata Provider
Georgia Sarafidou
Technician
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Former U.S. Base of Gournes 71500 Heraklion Crete GR +302810337741
Custodian Steward
Dimitra Mavraki
Data Manager
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Former U.S. Base of Gournes 71500 Heraklion Crete GR +302810337740

Geographic Coverage

This is an approximate bounding box, based on the map provided in a supplementary archive.

Bounding Coordinates South West [31.139, 29.62], North East [32.262, 30.232]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset concerns marine macroalgae (seaweeds) of three phyla, namely; Chlorophyta, Ochrophyta and Rhodophyta.

Phylum  Chlorophyta,  Ochrophyta,  Rhodophyta

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1938-05-18 / 1938-05-27
Start Date / End Date 1938-03-01 / 1938-03-31

Sampling Methods

The sampler for the benthic assemblages was a dredge with a 20*70 cm opening.

Study Extent This digitised historical dataset is part of the bigger floristical and faunistical qualitative survey "The fishery grounds near Alexandria" coordinated by Adolf Steuer. It concerns the area along the coasts of the city of Alexandria in Egypt during the year 1938.
Quality Control Taxonomy checked using WoRMS (match taxa tool).

Method step description:

  1. The publication "Steuer Ad., 1935. The fishery grounds near Alexandria. I Preliminary report. Notes and Memoirs No 8, Fisheries Research Directorate, Egypt" http://ipt.medobis.eu/resource?r=egyptexpeditionpreliminaryrepor was used in order to determine the localities of the present dataset.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.medobis.eu/resource?r=egypt_algae_ii_dataset_5