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Calcareous Algae. Report on the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions 1908-10 to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas

Latest version published by Hellenic Center for Marine Research on Jun 21, 2016 Hellenic Center for Marine Research

This dataset is based on the paper entitled “Calcareous Algae. Report on the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions 1908-10 to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas” published by Lemoine (1915). It comprises of 59 records of Rhodophyta (Corallinales and Peyssonneliales) collected during the 1908-9 and 1910 expeditions of Thor vessel from a wide geographical (from the Aegean Sea to the eastern Atlantic Ocean) and bathymetric range (3-98 m).

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 16 records.

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.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Gerovasileiou V, Faulwetter S, Nikolopoulou S, Mavraki D, Tsompanou M, Fanini L, Chatzinikolaou E (2016): Digitization of "Calcareous Algae. Report on the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions 1908-10 to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas." by P. Lemoine (1915) v1.6. Hellenic Center for Marine Research. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.medobis.eu/resource?r=thorexpedition_k1_calcareous_algae&v=1.6

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 been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: f7c73da5-09c4-49cb-9efa-3dda387a1373.  Hellenic Center for Marine Research publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ocean Biogeographic Information System.

Keywords

Calcareous algae; legacy data; Mediterranean Sea; Atlantic Ocean; benthic; Oceanographic Expedition; Samplingevent

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

Report on the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions 1908-1910 to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas: Introductionhttp://ipt.medobis.eu/resource?r=thorexpeditionintroduction UTF-8 DwC-A

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Vasilis Gerovasileiou
Postdoctoral Researcher
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research GR

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Vasilis Gerovasileiou
Postdoctoral Researcher
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research GR

Who filled in the metadata:

Vasilis Gerovasileiou
Postdoctoral Researcher
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research GR

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Sarah Faulwetter
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Patras School of Biology, Department of Zoology 26504 University of Patras Achaia GR
Stamatina Nikolopoulou
Data Manager
HCMR Thalassocosmos 71500 Heraklion Crete GR

Geographic Coverage

Mediterranean Sea and eastern Atlantic Ocean

Bounding Coordinates South West [30.38, -4.75], North East [48.72, 26.1]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset includes 59 records of Rhodophyta (Corallinales and Peyssonneliales).

Phylum  Rhodophyta
Order  Corallinales,  Peyssonneliales

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1908-12-14 / 1910-09-19

Project Data

Digitization of legacy literature to produce marine biogeographic datasets for the Mediterranean Sea area.

Title LifewatchGreece - Legacy Literature
Identifier Report on the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions 1908-1910 to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas
Funding This work was supported by the LifeWatchGreece Research Infrastructure (MIS 384676), funded by the Greek Government under the General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT), ESFRI Projects, National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF).

The personnel involved in the project:

Vasilis Gerovasileiou

Sampling Methods

Sampling gear used for the collection or rhodophytes is not clarified in the respective paper by Lemoine (1915). A thorough examination of the different types of sampling gear used in the 16 stations, where calcareous algae were sampled from, suggests that they were collected using dredges (e.g. D1: dredge with rectangular opening of 27 x 117 cm; D2: dredge with triangular opening of 45 x 45cm; and hand-dredge of 18 x 14 cm) and also possibly trawls (e.g. Y200: young-fish trawl, 200 cm in diameter at opening and/or Monaco trawl, 56 x 170 cm at opening). In the introductory paper by Schmidt (1912) it is mentioned in page 12 that “When at anchor the motorboat of the “Thor” was often used for fishing in shallow water, for example, with the same dredges as used from the ship and with small hand-dredges intended for the collection of marine algae” supporting that the hand-dredges were also used in certain cases. However, given that different types of sampling gear were deployed in all stations, it is quite probable that samples were mostly collected on an opportunistic basis with complementary sampling methods.

Study Extent Rhodophyta samples were collected during the 1908-9 and 1910 expeditions of Thor vessel from a wide geographical (from the Aegean Sea to the eastern Atlantic Ocean) and bathymetric range (3-98 m).
Quality Control The dataset was digitized manually from scanned documents. Original names regarding taxonomy and sampling location were kept as a reference. At the same time taxon names were cross-checked against the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS); while the original sampling coordinates were plotted using Google Earth in order to double check that they are located in the sea. All data were checked for inconsistencies, both for the range of values, but also compared to other datasets from the same series, collected at the same station. Any problematic records were recorded in a remarks field in the data.

Method step description:

  1. Data were digitized by hand, then quality controlled, and published through the MedOBIS IPT installation.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Lemoine, P (1915) Calcareous algae. Report on the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions 1908-10 to the Mediterranean and adjacent seas. V2 Biology (K1), Copenhagen, 30 pp.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://medobis.portal.lifewatchgreece.eu/
f7c73da5-09c4-49cb-9efa-3dda387a1373
http://ipt.medobis.eu/resource?r=thorexpedition_k1_calcareous_algae