Beaufort Sea Zooplankton (CASES) 2003-2004

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Originator: Fortier, L. Darnis, G.
Publication_Date: 20061131
Title: Beaufort Sea Zooplankton (CASES) 2003-2004
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Online_Linkage: http://ak.aoos.org/ArcOD/data_table.php
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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 To assess arctic zooplankton composition and vertical distribution in Franklin Bay, southern Beaufort Sea.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20031209
Ending_Date: 20040529
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -126.3013
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -126.1948
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 70.0456
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 70.0442
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > EUPHAUSIIDS (KRILL)
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > COPEPODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > DECAPODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > AMPHIPODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > OSTRACODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > ISOPODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > COMB JELLIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > FLATWORMS/FLUKES/TAPEWORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARROW WORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > CNIDARIANS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > CNIDARIANS > HYDROZOANS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ECHINODERMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS > BIVALVES > CLAMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS > BIVALVES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS)
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > TUNICATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PELAGIC HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: PLANKTON NETS
Theme_Keyword: OBIS > OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ARCOD > ARCTIC OCEAN BIODIVERSITY
Theme_Keyword: COML > CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE
Theme_Keyword: Mesozooplankton
Theme_Keyword: Stratified Sampling
Theme_Keyword: Hydrobios
Theme_Keyword: Abundance
Theme_Keyword: Vertical Distribution
Theme_Keyword: Southern Beaufort Sea
Theme_Keyword: Franklin Bay
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None, but suggested to contact data collectors for information re. interpreting.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: FALK HUETTMANN
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 419 Irving I, PO Box 757000
City: Fairbanks
State_or_Province: AK
Postal_Code: 99775-7000
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01-907-4747882
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01-907 4746967
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fhuettmann@alaska.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
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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.
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: IOBIS > International Ocean Biogeographic Information System
Contact_Person: EDWARD VANDEN BERGHE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Address: Rutgers University
Address: 71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (732) 932-8578
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: evberghe@iobis.org
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UAK-F/SFOS/AOOS > Alaska Ocean Observing System, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska - Fairbanks
Contact_Person: ROB CERMAK
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Alaska Ocean Observing System
Address: School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Address: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Address: PO Box 757200
City: Fairbanks
State_or_Province: AK
Postal_Code: 99775-7220
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (907) 474-7948
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cermak@sfos.uaf.edu
Resource_Description: ArcOD_2007P1
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http://www.iobis.org/
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http://www.aoos.org/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://ak.aoos.org/data/archive/2007/0000028/
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http://ak.aoos.org/rest/metadata/ArcOD/2007P1
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View Source Metadata document from the Metadata Manager and Repository (NMMR).
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http://www.arcodiv.org/
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070122
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100217
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ALICIA ALEMAN
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Code 610.2
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: alicia.m.aleman@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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