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Beaufort Sea Zooplankton (CASES) 2003-2004
Entry ID: ArcOD_2007P1

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Summary
Abstract: This dataset will serve to describe the overwintering dynamics of zooplankton in Franklin bay, southern Beaufort Sea. The CASES (Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study) overwintering station was sampled at weekly intervals from 9 December 2003 to 29 May 2004. Zooplankton were collected with a multi sampler Hydrobios® equipped with nine nets of 200 μm mesh size each that was deployed from the moonpool of the CCG scientific icebreaker Amundsen. The surface first 10 meters of the water column enclosed in the moonpool were not sampled. A total of 61 zooplankton species/taxa were identified. Copepodite stages of the copepods Oncaea borealis, Oithona similis, Metridia longa, Microcalanus pygmaeus, Calanus glacialis, Pseudocalanus sp., Calanus hyperboreus, and Cyclopina sp. numerically dominated the zooplankton assemblages, as previously observed in the region in 2002. Cnidarians, chaetognaths and gastropods were also abundant. This dataset will be updated periodically during 2007 with subsequent analysis of the CASES-sample series. The information will be used to calibrate a NPZD model (Nutrient-Phytoplankton-Zooplankton-Detritus) of southern Beaufort Sea. Another objective is to validate acoustic and video plankton recorder data by comparison with direct evaluation of zooplankton composition and distribution. Researchers using sediment traps moored in the region to study carbon flux are also interested in information on zooplankton composition and vertical distribution. This database has 61 unique species entries and consists of 4208 records; it is less than 2MB in size. Processing of the remaining samples is in progress and the database will be updated in the course of 2007

Purpose: To assess arctic zooplankton composition and vertical distribution in Franklin Bay, southern Beaufort Sea.

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Parent DIF
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ArcOD


Geographic Coverage
 N: 70.0456 S: 70.0442  E: -126.1948  W: -126.3013

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Fortier, L. Darnis, G.
Dataset Title: Beaufort Sea Zooplankton (CASES) 2003-2004
Dataset Release Date: 2006-11-31
Online Resource: http://ak.aoos.org/ArcOD/data_table.php


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-12-09
Stop Date: 2004-05-29


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CRUSTACEANS >EUPHAUSIIDS (KRILL)
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CRUSTACEANS >COPEPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CRUSTACEANS >DECAPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CRUSTACEANS >AMPHIPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CRUSTACEANS >OSTRACODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CRUSTACEANS >ISOPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >COMB JELLIES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >FLATWORMS/FLUKES/TAPEWORMS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARROW WORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS >HYDROZOANS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ECHINODERMS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >MOLLUSKS >BIVALVES >CLAMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >MOLLUSKS >BIVALVES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >MOLLUSKS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS)    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >TUNICATES
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >ZOOPLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT >PELAGIC HABITAT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
PLANKTON NETS    [Information]


Project
OBIS >OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM    [Information]
ARCOD >ARCTIC OCEAN BIODIVERSITY    [Information]
COML >CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE    [Information]


Quality
ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: The animals counts were done according to convention: sorting under a stereo microscope after sample splitting and sieving. The sample preserved in a 4% buffered formalin in seawater was sieved through 150 and 1000 μm mesh sieves. Accuracy is unknown. The nets can be subject to clogging by diatom chains and gelatinous zooplankton, but such events are unlikely during the winter period. Large zooplankton that are able to escape the vertical tows have most likely been undersampled by the Hydrobios.



LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: The same procedures were implemented on all sampling operations and for all taxa; findings should be consistent.


COMPLETENESS REPORT: Two size fractions considered (200-1000 and >1000 μm). Sorting done on a known aliquot from each size fraction containing approximately 300 organisms. The volumes sampled were estimated by flowmeters and are recorded in the dataset, allowing for calculations of numerical densities. Hydrobios surface aperture: 0.5 m2. The small surface aperture most likely resulted in the underestimation of the presence of rare taxa in the assemblages.



HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: see Canadian Coast Guard website.

GPS locations taken at the time the sampler was starting to be hauled vertically from 10 m above the bottom. Four decimals in GPS reading.


VERTICAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: GPS locations taken at the time the sampler was starting to be hauled vertically from 10 m above the bottom. Four decimals in GPS reading.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None, but suggested to contact data collectors for information re. interpreting.


Keywords
mesozooplankton
stratified sampling
hydrobios
abundance
vertical distribution
Southern Beaufort Sea
Franklin Bay


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
Alaska Ocean Observing System


Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.iobis.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: EDWARD VANDEN BERGHE
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at iobis.org
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA


Alaska Ocean Observing System, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska - Fairbanks    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.aoos.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROB CERMAK
Phone: (907) 474-7948
Email: cermak at sfos.uaf.edu
Contact Address:
Alaska Ocean Observing System
School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 757200
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775-7220
Country: USA


Personnel
LOUIS FORTIER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 418 656 5646
Email: louis.fortier at bio.ulaval.ca
Contact Address:
GIROQ, Biology Dept.
Laval University
Ste-Foy (QC)
Postal Code: G1K 7P4
Country: Canada


FALK HUETTMANN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +01-907-4747882
Fax: +01-907 4746967
Email: fhuettmann at alaska.edu
Contact Address:
419 Irving I, PO Box 757000
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775-7000
Country: USA


ALICIA ALEMAN
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 610.2
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-01-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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