Canada Basin Zooplankton (Ocean Exploration), 2002Entry ID: ArcOD_2007P3
Abstract: Zooplankton was sampled at 10 stations in the Canada Basin during August 2002 using both 53 and 236 µm mesh nets to examine the contribution by smaller and less studied species. The resulting database consists of 1164 rows and 30 species. Copepod nauplii, the copepods Oithona similis, Oncaea borealis and Microcalanus pygmaeus, and the larvacean Fritillaria borealis typica dominated the upper 100 m ... of the water column numerically, while biomass was dominated by the copepods Calanus hyperboreus, Calanus glacialis and Paraeuchaeta glacialis, and the chaetognath Eukrohnia hamata. Zooplankton biomass ranged from 3.7-14.5 mg AFDW m-3, with a mean of 9.6 mg AFDW m-3. While the three micro-copepods contributed less than 5% of the biomass, estimates of their potential growth rates suggest they might contribute upwards of 25% of the metazoan zooplankton production. The true rates of growth and development of these micro-copepods in the Arctic need to be determined to conclusively ascertain their importance.
Purpose: To assess the species composition, abundance, distribution and biomass of zooplankton across locations of the Canadian Basin.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: R.R. Hopcroft, C. Clarke, R.J. Nelson, K.A. Raskoff
Dataset Title: Canada Basin Zooplankton (Ocean Exploration), 2002
Dataset Series Name: Polar Biology
Issue Identification: 28: 198-206Online Resource: http://ak.aoos.org/ArcOD/data_table.php
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 2002-08-01Stop Date: 2002-08-31
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > COPEPODS
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 > ARROW WORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > CNIDARIANS > HYDROZOANS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS > GASTROPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > TUNICATES
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Samples identified with the aid of reference texts, keys and collections, and verified as required. All taxonomic classifications have been updated to meet classification standards represented in the International Taxonomy Information System (ITIS) database (www.itis.usda.gov ) as of March 2007.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: 1. Change Title From ... "Zooplankton Communities of the Arctic.s Canada Basin: the contribution by smaller taxa" 2.Removed ShortName 3.Went from version 1 to version 3; version 3 received prior to version 2 being processed.
These data present a snapshot in time, but are representative for the location and depth where collected. Identification is done where applicable and known; different taxonomies might result into different species names.
Access Constraints None
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Data Set Progress
Phone: 1 907 224-4313
Email: chopcroft at ims.uaf.edu
Province or State: Alaska
Postal Code: 99775
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Fax: +01-907 4746967
Email: fhuettmann at alaska.edu
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Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99775-7000
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
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R.R. Hopcroft, C. Clarke, R.J. Nelson, K.A. Raskoff, Zooplankton communities of the Arctic’s Canada basin: the contribution by smaller taxa.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-04-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-02-25