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COPEPODA from the coastal upwelling zone of the Chilean Humboldt Current System
Entry ID: COPAS_I_copepod_1

Abstract: Copepods are numerically dominant y major contributors to zooplankton biomass in the coastal upwelling zone of the eastern South Pacific. This data set comprises the majority of planktonic species of copepods found in the upwelling zone off Northern Chile and Central/southern Chile. This upwelling zone is known as a highly productive region sustaining large fisheries of small pelagic, large pelagic and demersal fishes. These copepods may be one of the key secondary producers supporting the fish populations and channeling phytoplankton C and N to the whole Large Marine Ecosystem of the Humboldt Current.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -20.0   S: -37.0   E: -74.0   W: -70.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Escribano, R., Manríquez, K, Godoy, F
Dataset Title: COPEPODA from the coastal upwelling zone of the Chilean Humboldt Current System
Dataset Release Date: 2006-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Concepción, Chile
Dataset Publisher: COPEPODA COPAS Center, Universidad de Concepción
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: Text
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-08-20
Stop Date: 2009-05-29
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Use Constraints There is no constraint for data usage, except for recognition of ESPOBIS as a Regional Node of OBIS
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Phone: 56-41-2204520
Fax: 56-41-2207254
Email: rescribano at
Contact Address:
P.O. BOX 160-C
City: Concepcion
Country: CHILE
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-09-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-30