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Zooplankton Sampled with 10m2MOCNESS Net in Georges Bank 1995-1999
Entry ID: MOC10GB

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Abstract: Zooplankton populations were monitored on a monthly basis (Jan-Jun), years 1995-1999, for a total of thirty cruises. Plankton tows were made using a MOCNESS 10 system with 5-6 (10 m^2) nets having 3.00-mm circular mesh. Nets are opened and closed sequentially by commands through conducting cable from the surface. Organisms are identified at the species level. Abundance is calculated. In a ... View entire text

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.3   S: 40.45   E: -65.85   W: -68.99
Min Depth: 1 Max Depth: 574

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Madin, L and E. Horgan
Dataset Title: Zooplankton Sampled with 10m2MOCNESS Net in Georges Bank 1995-1999
Dataset Release Date: 2006-03-10
Dataset Release Place: WHOI, USA: U.S. GLOBEC Data Management Office
Dataset Publisher: U.S. GLOBEC JGOFS/GLOBEC Data Server
Data Presentation Form: database
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-02-01
Stop Date: 1999-06-30
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Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: For a full description of how the data were vetted, refer to the published paper.

Brown, H., S. M. Bollens, L. P. Madin and E. F. Horgan, 2005. Effects of warm water intrusions on populations of macrozooplankton on Georges Bank, Northwest Atlantic. Continental Shelf Research Volume 25, Issue 1, January 2005, Pages ... View entire text
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Dataset ID: MOC10GB

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 303-887-6043
Email: Philip.Goldstein at
Distribution Format: Text
Fees: None
Phone: 508-289-3207
Fax: 508-457-2169
Email: ehorgan at
Contact Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Redfield 230 MS #33
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1049
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-03-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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