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Copepoda from the coastal upwelling zone of the Chilean Humboldt Current System
Entry ID: cl_udec_copas_copepoda_01

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Abstract: Copepods are numerically dominant and are major contributors to zooplankton biomass in the coastal upwelling zone of the eastern South Pacific. This data set comprises the majority of planktonic species of copepods found in the upwelling zone off Northern Chile and Central/southern Chile. This upwelling zone is known as a highly productive region sustaining large fisheries of small pelagic, large pelagic and demersal fishes. These copepods may be one of the key secondary producers supporting the fish populations and channeling phytoplankton C and N to the whole Large Marine Ecosystem of the Humboldt Current.
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Description: Eastern South Pacific Regional Node of OBIS (ESPOBIS)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -20.0   S: -36.52   E: -70.13   W: -73.71
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 700

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Escribano, R., Manr��quez, K, Godoy, F. 2006. Eastern South Pacific Regional Node of OBIS (ESPOBIS)
Dataset Title: Copepoda from the coastal upwelling zone of the Chilean Humboldt Current System
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-08-20
Stop Date: 2009-06-24
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SHIPS Ancillary Description
MICROSCOPES Ancillary Description
Use Constraints Recognition of ESPOBIS as a Regional Node of OBIS
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Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
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Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
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City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
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Phone: 56-41-2204520
Fax: 56-41-2207254
Email: rescribano at
Contact Address:
P.O. BOX 160-C
City: Concepcion
Country: CHILE
Hidalgo, P., Escribano, R., Vergara, O., Jorquera, E., Donoso, K., Mendoza, P. (2010), Patterns of copepod diversity in the Chilean coastal upwelling system, Deep Sea Research II, 57, 24-26, 2089-2097, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.09.012
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-11-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-10-14

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