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Australian Institute of Marine Science - Summer planktonic communities of North West Cape, Western Australia
Citation
McKinnon AD, Talbot S (1997) Australian Institute of Marine Science - Summer planktonic communities of North West Cape, Western Australia.
Contact: Duggan, Sam

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Description
Data of the composition of pelagic copepods near Australia's North West Cape studied during the austral summers of 1997/1998 and 1998/1999. more

The community composition of pelagic copepods near Australia's North West Cape was studied during the austral summers of 1997/1998 and 1998/1999 from sampling from a set of 8 stations along a 36km cross-shelf transect. Over 120 species of copepods were identified: 60 species of calanoid copepods and 5 harpacticoid copepods. Familes (number of species) were: Aetideidae (1), Arcartiidae (5), Augaptilidae (2), Calanidae (5), Candaciidae (5), Centropagidae (2), Clausocalanidae (7), Clytemnestridae (1), Coryacaeidae (22), Ectinosomatidae (1), Eucalidae (5), Euchaetidae (2), Euterpinidae (1), Lubbokcidae (1), Lucicutiidae (2), Mecynoceridae (1), Metridinidae (2), Miraciidae (1), Oithonidae (11), Oncaeidae (19), Paracalanidae (15), Pontellidae (5), Pseudodiaptomidae (3), Rhincalanidae (1), Sapphirinidae (2), Scolecitrichidae (2), Temoridae (2), Tisbidae (1), Tortanidae (1). Data includes information about years, stations (4 off-shore, and 4 inshore, along a cross-shelf transect), the seasons spring (October and November) and summer (December to February) Additional information (not presented here) - Measurements of zooplankton communities (abundances and biomass). Environmental variables were temperature, salinity, density, chlorophyll a and >73µm plankton biomass Total Distribution Records : 1362 Total Number of Taxa : 106 species, 47 genera

Scope
Keywords:
Marine

Contributor
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), more

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OBIS-Australia: Australian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more


Dataset status: Completed
Metadatarecord created: 2013-01-21
Information last updated: 2013-01-21
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