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Australian Institute of Marine Science – Zooplankton community structure in Nearshore waters of the Great Barrier Reef
McKinnon, AD and Talbot, S (2000). Australian Institute of Marine Science – Zooplankton community structure in Nearshore waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
Contact: Duggan, Sam
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Data of the composition of the zooplankton community in nearshore waters adjacent to two catchments (one near-pristine and the other intensely farmed) of the Great Barrier Reef. more
A study of zooplankton from 10 stations located in nearshore waters adjacent to two catchments (one near-pristine and the other intensely farmed) of the Great Barrier Reef. CTD casts were made near the bottom at each station for salinity and temperature data. Water samples for chlorophyll a were made. Environmental variables include day and night, location and date (can allotcate season, year). Mesozooplankton community structure and biomass were sampled by triplicate bottom to surface plankton hauls. Half of each sample was analysed for community composition (65 zooplankton taxa) and the other for DW biomass estimates based on size (73-10µm, 15-350µm, >350µm). Juvenile growth rates of cyclopoid and calanoid copepods, mature female copepod (Paracaluanus aculaeatus, P. aculaeatus minor, P. indicus, Acrocalanus gracilis, Bestiolina similis, Parvocalanus crassirostris) egg production, and secondary production were measured. This research was undertaken to examine zooplankton dynamics from two catchments. Total Distribution Records: 397 Total Number of Taxa: 49 species, 26 genera
OBIS-Australia: Australian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
Dataset status: Completed
Metadatarecord created: 2013-01-21
Information last updated: 2013-01-21