IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research


Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ] Print this page

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

Access data
Archived data
Availability: Creative Commons License 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.


Related datasets
Published in:
ArcOD/AOOS: Arctic Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Metadatarecord created: 2012-12-12
Information last updated: 2012-12-12
All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy