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Diet, Tidal and Vertical Variations of Phytoplankton and Its Environment in Frobisher Bay, Canada, 1980 and 1981
Originator: Stephen I.C. Hsiao Publication_Date: 1992 Title: Diel, Tidal and Vertical Variations of Phytoplankton and Its Environment in Frobisher Bay, Canada, 1980 and 1981 Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document Series_Information:Series_Name: Arctic Issue_Identification: 45: 327-337
Availability: This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Dataset of phytoplankton from Frobisher Bay collected during a tidal cycle in summer. more
These dataset has 144 observations and describes 143 species of phytoplankton from Frobisher Bay in the Arctic region of Canada. Phytoplankton were collected and environmental measurements made at depths of 0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 20 and 30 m at 3 h intervals through a tidal cycle in the summer in Frobisher Bay. Light, temperature, salinity and nutrients varied vertically. Concentration of chlorophyll a, species composition, number of species and diversity also exhibited a pronounced vertical variation, while phytoplankton cell numbers and the evenness of the species distribution was uniform through the water column. Phytoplankton biomass and composition changed considerably with time. However, diet variations in species diversity and evenness were minor under the existing environmental conditions, where only light fluctuated significantly. The integrated values of biomass, nutrients and mean temperature and salinity showed neither significant diel nor tidal variations.
ArcOD/AOOS: Arctic Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
Dataset status: Completed
Metadatarecord created: 2012-12-12
Information last updated: 2012-12-12