BioChem: Davis Strait and Baffin Bay Zooplankton (OBIS Canada)Entry ID: obis.arctic80s_bioness
Abstract: These data are an OBIS formatted product derived from the Fisheries and Oceans Canada BioChem database. The purpose of this study was to look at the vertical distribution of all major species of zooplankton in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait, with particular emphasis on chaetognaths and copepods (Calanus species and their copepodites in particular) using fine-scale biological samples and simultaneous ... temperature and salinity data.
This collection includes data collected during two Hudson cruises, one between July 29 to August 3, 1980 and the second between August 7 to August 14, 1983 Plankton samples were collected using the BIONESS sampler equipped with 243u mesh nets. Profiles were from the bottom to the surface. The samples collected were preserved in 4% formaldehyde and later analysed down to species for Copepoda and genus for all other classes and phyla. A wet weight for each group was also measured. Associated chlorophyll, phaeophytin and nutrient data are available.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kennedy, M. and D.D. Sameoto
Dataset Title: Davis Strait and Baffin Bay Zooplankton. In: Fisheries and Oceans Canada - BioChem
Dataset Series Name: Fisheries and Oceans, Canada - Biological and Chemical Marine Environmental Database (BioChem)
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Canada
Data Presentation Form: DigitalOnline Resource: http://www.iobis.org/
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 1980-07-29Stop Date: 1983-08-14
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARROW WORMS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PELAGIC HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > BIOMASS DYNAMICS
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Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: mary.kennedy at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 1006
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 4A2
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: lenore.bajona at dal.ca
Ocean Tracking Network, Dalhousie University
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Lewis, M.K. and D. Sameoto. 1987. The Vertical Distribution of Zooplankton and Ichthyoplankton in Davis Strait and Baffin Bay. August 1983. Can. Data Report of Fish. and Aquat. Sci. No 677
Sameoto, D.D. 1984. Vertical Distribution of Zooplankton Biomass and species in Northeastern Baffin Bay Related to Temperature and Salinity. Polar Biol 2:213-224
Sameoto, D.D. 1987. Vertical Distribution and Ecological Significance of Chaetognaths in the Arctic Environment of Baffin Bay. Polar Biol 7:317-328.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-02-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-16