PSEA-10-01 Zooplankton abundance

This dataset contains zooplankton abundance measurements for selected stations during U.S Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea cruise PSEA1001. Samples were collected with a 0.5 m diameter, 64 micro-m mesh ring net towed vertically from just above the bottom to the surface. These were preserved in buffered formalin and counted. All large copepods and chaetognaths in each sample were identified and enumerated. Smaller zooplankton were subsampled with a Stemple pipet and identified and enumerated. Data are presented as number of organisms per square meter of water column. Because of ice, no current meter was used. Volume filtered was calculated from the net mouth open area and the depth over which the net was hauled. There was no clogging because of the very low phytoplankton abundance (Chl a less than 0.6 mg/m3). Data were collected during the Bering Sea Ecosystem Study-Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (BEST-BSIERP). BEST-BSIERP together are the Bering Sea project.

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  • Begin:  2010-03-07T00:00:00Z
    End:  2010-04-04T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2010-03-07T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2010-04-04T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 63.03330
Bounding Box South Lat 58.59120
Bounding Box West Long -174.84100
Bounding Box East Long -170.30100
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Author Edward Durbin
Maria C. Casas
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2012-11-08T15:46:49
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 102.275
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category biota
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:52:36Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::102.275
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Edward Durbin, Maria C. Casas. (2012). PSEA-10-01 Zooplankton abundance. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 14 July 2024.

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