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Macrobenthos Chukchi Sea, 1986
Originator: Howard M. Feder, Stephen C. Jewett, Arny L. Blanchard Publication_Date: 20060621Title: Southeastern Chukchi Sea (Alaska) macrobenthos Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database Series_Information: Series_Name: Polar Biology Issue_Identification: 30:261-275
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Macrobenthos in the southeastern Chukchi Sea collected in 1985 - 1987. more
Macrobenthos in the southeastern Chukchi Sea, inclusive of the Chukchi Bight and Kotzebue Sound, were collected in 1985–1987 to determine factors influencing faunal distribution, abundance and biomass. Polychaetes, crustaceans, bivalve mollusks, and ophiuroid echinoderms dominated abundance. Polychaetes, bivalve mollusks, and ophiuroid echinoderms dominated carbon biomass with barnacles, amphipods, bryozoans, and tunicates occasionally dominant. Cluster analysis and ordination revealed relatively high faunal abundance and biomass under Bering Shelf Anadyr Water (BSAW) as well as under Alaska Coastal Water (ACW) in the Bight and Sound. Advected particulate carbon from the highly productive BSAWsupported the abundant macrobenthos that served as food for numerous epifauna, which in turn furnished food for resident and transient populations of demersal fishes and marine mammals.
ArcOD/AOOS: Arctic Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-12-12
Information last updated: 2012-12-12