Epipelagic mesozooplankton distribution and abundance in Southern Ocean Atlantic sector and the North Atlantic and Arctic 1996-2013

Latest version published by British Antarctic Survey on Jun 3, 2020 British Antarctic Survey

Mesozooplankton were collected with a motion-compensated Bongo net (61 cm mouth diameter, 100 and 200 micrometre meshes) and a mini- Bongo net (18 cm mouth diameter, 50 micrometre mesh nets). Both nets fished to a maximum depth of 400 m but sometimes shallower. Specimens were categorised to the lowest possible taxonomic level, which in some cases encompassed developmental stages but in other cases was limited to higher order taxa. Each taxa was enumerated to determine abundance in units of individuals m-2. The dataset allows examination of the distribution and abundance of these species within the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean over a number of years and covering much of the productive season from spring to autumn. The data for the North Atlantic and Arctic covers one season only (summer) and is limited to providing a spatial perspective on the distribution and abundance of mesozooplankton.

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 669 records. 2 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)
    669
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
    95348
  • Occurrence 
    93914

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Ward, P., Tarling, G., Shreeve, R., & ten Hoopen, P. (2020). Epipelagic mesozooplankton distribution and abundance in Southern Ocean Atlantic sector and the North Atlantic and Arctic 1996-2013 [Data set]. UK Polar Data Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, UK Research & Innovation. https://doi.org/10.5285/5A711904-EF42-46A3-9F47-3F0D6B231F65

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is British Antarctic Survey. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 402c81b6-8d69-4650-8826-92f91d2728a7.  British Antarctic Survey publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by National Biodiversity Network.

Keywords

Samplingevent; "EARTH SCIENCE"; "BIOSPHERE"; "ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS"; "COMMUNITY DYNAMICS"; "BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS"; "ECOSYSTEMS"; "AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS"; "PLANKTON"; "ZOOPLANKTON"; "OCEANS"; "MARINE ENVIRONMENT MONITORING"

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

original databasehttp://apex.nerc-bas.ac.uk/f?p=163:1 UTF-8 oracle database
original datasethttps://ramadda.data.bas.ac.uk/repository/entry/show?entryid=5a711904-ef42-46a3-9f47-3f0d6b231f65 UTF-8 comma separated values (csv)

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Peter Ward
Investigator
British Antarctic Survey High Cross, Madingley Road CB3 0ET Cambridge GB
Geraint Tarling
Investigator
British Antarctic Survey High Cross, Madingley Road CB3 0ET Cambridge GB
Rachael Shreeve
Investigator
British Antarctic Survey High Cross, Madingley Road CB3 0ET Cambridge GB
Petra ten Hoopen
Investigator
British Antarctic Survey High Cross, Madingley Road CB3 0ET Cambridge GB

Who can answer questions about the resource:

UK Polar Data Centre
UK Polar Data Centre High Cross, Madingley Road CB3 0ET Cambridge GB
https://www.bas.ac.uk/data/uk-pdc/

Who filled in the metadata:

UK Polar Data Centre
UK Polar Data Centre High Cross, Madingley Road CB3 0ET Cambridge GB
https://www.bas.ac.uk/data/uk-pdc/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Custodian Steward
UK Polar Data Centre
UK Polar Data Centre High Cross, Madingley Road CB3 0ET Cambridge GB
https://www.bas.ac.uk/data/uk-pdc/
Distributor
UK Polar Data Centre
UK Polar Data Centre High Cross, Madingley Road CB3 0ET Cambridge GB
https://www.bas.ac.uk/data/uk-pdc/
Publisher
UK Polar Data Centre
UK Polar Data Centre High Cross, Madingley Road CB3 0ET Cambridge GB
https://www.bas.ac.uk/data/uk-pdc/
Content Provider
Angus Atkinson
Investigator
British Antarctic Survey High Cross, Madingley Road CB3 0ET Cambridge GB

Geographic Coverage

Southern Ocean, Atlantic Sector North Atlantic Ocean, Arctic

Bounding Coordinates South West [-65, -69.3], North East [-47.9, -25.8]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Animalia,  Chromista,  Protozoa
Phylum  Annelida,  Arthropoda,  Bryozoa,  Chaetognatha,  Chordata,  Ciliophora,  Cnidaria,  Ctenophora,  Echinodermata,  Foraminifera,  Mollusca,  Nemertea,  Ochrophyta,  Phoronida,  Rotifera,  Sarcomastigophora
Class  Appendicularia,  Ascidiacea,  Bacillariophyceae,  Bivalvia,  Branchiopoda,  Gastropoda,  Gymnolaemata,  Hexanauplia,  Holothuroidea,  Hydrozoa,  Malacostraca,  Oligotrichea,  Ophiuroidea,  Ostracoda,  Polychaeta,  Thaliacea

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2006-11-06 / 2013-02-04

Project Data

No Description available

Title Polar Science for Planet Earth
Funding Natural Environment Research Council, UK Research & Innovation

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Peter Ward
Principal Investigator
Geraint Tarling

Sampling Methods

Samples were retrieved by either a motion compensation Bongo net or a mini Bongo net, and then preserved with Borax buffered 10% formalin for analysis back at the home laboratory. Taxa were identified through examination by light microscopy. The abundance of each taxa within a sample was determined through examining a known fraction of the sample and then making an inverse multiplication of that fraction. Known fractions were principally achieved through the use of a Folsom splitter. Volumetric abundances (individuals m-2) were determined through dividing sample abundance by the volume of water sampled by the respective net. Net volume was mainly derived through multiplying the net opening diameter by the maximum depth of sampling. This calculation assumes 100% net sampling efficiency and that specimens were only captured during the ascent phase of the net deployment.

Study Extent Data were gathered on a series of oceanographic cruises aboard the RRS James Clark Ross during expeditions to the Atlantic Sector of the Southern Ocean and the North Atlantic/Arctic.

Method step description:

  1. All species were identified according to the taxonomic guides available at time of analysis and the user must be aware that some species names may have since been updated.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Tarling GA, Ward P, Atkinson A, Collins MA, Murphy EJ (2012) Editorial: DISCOVERY 2010: Spatial and temporal variability in a dynamic polar ecosystem. Deep-Sea Res. II 59-60:1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2011.10.001
  2. Tyrrell T, Tarling GA, Leakey R, Cripps G, Thorpe S, Richier S, Moore CM (2016) Impacts of surface ocean acidification in polar seas and globally: a field-based approach. Deep-Sea Res. II 127:1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.02.009

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers 402c81b6-8d69-4650-8826-92f91d2728a7
https://ipt.biodiversity.aq/resource?r=bas_bongo