Zooplankton Abundance and Species Composition (Excel)

The eastern Bering Sea shelf supports productive marine ecosystems with extraordinarily valuable fisheries and subsistence resources, but sub-arctic seas are predicted to be one of the regions most sensitive to future warming of the world's oceans. Some of the most direct effects of changing climate will be on the extent, duration and timing of sea-ice over the Bering Sea shelf. Sea-ice controls the timing of the spring phytoplankton bloom, the fate of primary production, water column temperature and salinity, and provides a haul out and molting platform for marine mammals. Thus, the most urgent priority of the Bering Sea Ecosystem Study-Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (BEST-BSIERP) is to examine the role of changing sea-ice conditions on the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of the ecosystem. The first BEST cruise was scheduled on the US Coast Guard Cutter Healy in April-May 2007, however, physical observations, water column nutrient chemistry, and zooplankton distribution / abundance were not among the ecosystem components funded in the first call for proposals. Project ARC-0722448 funded by NSF after the first call for BEST proposals filled this gap in chlorophyll and zooplankton collections until the remainder of BEST projects could be assembled in 2008. BEST-BSIERP together are the Bering Sea project.

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  • Begin:  2007-04-10T00:00:00Z
    End:  2007-05-12T12:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2007-04-10T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2007-05-12T12:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 65.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 54.00000
Bounding Box West Long -180.00000
Bounding Box East Long -160.00000
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Documentation #1 : HE0701_Chlordata.html

102.1660 : is a companion to dataset 102.166

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Author Jeffrey M. Napp
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2011-02-16T15:40:29
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D6CV4FQ8
Alternate Identifier 102.166
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category biota
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:49:39Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::102.166
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Jeffrey M. Napp. (2011). Zooplankton Abundance and Species Composition (Excel). 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6CV4FQ8. Accessed 15 June 2024.

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