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Macrozooplankton concentrations estimated from MOCNESS tow samples, Continental Margin Western Antarctic Peninsula, GLOBEC [Macrozoöplankton concentraties geschat van MOCNESS sleepmonsters, Continentale rand van het West-Antarctisch Schiereiland, GLOBEC]
Citation
Macrozooplankton concentrations estimated from MOCNESS tow samples, Continental Margin Western Antarctic Peninsula, GLOBEC
Contact: Danis, Bruno

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Description
Macrozooplankton abundance and biomass are derived from MOCNESS-1 plankton tow samples collected from cruises to the Antarctic, 2001 and 2002. more

The general survey area includes: the continental margin to the west of the Antarctic Peninsula extending from the northern tip of Adelaide Island to the southern portion of Alexander Island and east into Marguerite Bay. The MOCNESS-1 unit has a net mouth opening of one square meter at a 45 degree tow angle, net size of 335 microns, and the ability to sample at nine different depth intervals over the duration of the tow. Biomass (wet weight) and abundance were determined for each depth interval sampled principally by the technique of silhouette digitization (Little. W.S., Copley, N.J. 2003. WHOI Silhouette Digitizer version 1.0 User's Guide. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Report #2003-05, 63 pp). Samples were screened for 32 specific categories of zooplankton organisms or groups. Note: As of this posting (May 2004), only data for 2001 are reported. Ships/cruises/dates: RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer / NBP0103 / Apr 29-May 29 2001 RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer / NBP0104 / Jul 27-Aug 25 2001 Note: As of this posting (May 2004), only data for 2001 are reported. Ships/cruises/dates: RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer / NBP0103 / Apr 29-May 29 2001 RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer / NBP0104 / Jul 27-Aug 25 2001

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Invertebrates, Biology > Plankton
Keywords:
Marine, Abundance, Biomass, Marine invertebrates, SO-GLOBEC, Zooplankton, Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula

Geographical coverage
Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
29 April 2001 - 25 August 2001
Unknown

Parameters
Biomass, Count, Presence of biota

Contributors
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen (IRScNB/KBIN), more Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), moredata manager

Related datasets
Published in:
AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2007-04-18
Information last updated: 2007-11-26
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