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DFO Pacific IOS zooplankton database - Zooplankton samples collected during cruises to the Canadian Arctic, 2006-2009
Nelson, John. (2014). DFO Pacific IOS zooplankton database - Zooplankton samples collected during cruises to the Canadian Arctic, 2006-2009. Version 1 In OBIS Canada Digital Collections. Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS, Canada. Published by OBIS, Digital Accessed on -INSERT DATE

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Zooplankton are an essential component of marine ecosystems. Understanding the distribution, abundance and community composition of marine zooplankton is essential for understanding overall ecosystem function. Monitoring of the status and trends of marine zooplankton informs decision making around issues of sustainable resource use, environmental protection, and adaptation to changing conditions. To this end we report zooplankton presence data based on samples collected from Canadian Coast Guard ice breakers traveling to and within arctic waters. This data will be useful for understanding marine zooplankton ecology and hence provide insight into overall ecosystem status and function. This resource contains zooplankton species presence information obtained between 2006 and 2009 inclusive.

Biology > Zooplankton
Marine, PN, Arctic, Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chaetognatha, Chordata, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Nemertea, Phoronida

Geographical coverage
PN, Arctic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
8 August 2006 - 11 October 2009

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Bryozoa [WoRMS]
Chaetognatha [WoRMS]
Chordata [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Ctenophora [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nemertea [WoRMS]
Phoronida [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Government of Canada; Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), moredata creator
University of Victoria, moredata creator

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OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-04-14
Information last updated: 2015-04-14
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