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Western Arctic Ocean Zooplankton 1997-1998
Entry ID: ArcOD_2006P5

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Abstract: A yearlong study of the zooplankton biomass and the abundance, vertical distribution, life stage proportions, and body size and condition for five target copepod species (Calanus glacialis, C. hyperboreus, Metridia longa, Microcalanus pygmaeus, Oithona similis) was conducted from October 1997 to October 1998 in the Western Arctic Ocean. The research was staged from Ice Station SHEBA that drifted ... View entire text

Purpose: To describe the patterns of distribution and biomass of zooplankton in the western Arctic Ocean.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 80.25   S: 74.68   E: -167.75   W: -167.85

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Carin J. Ashjian, Robert G. Campbell, Harold E. Welch, Mari Butler,Donna Van Keuren
Dataset Title: Western Arctic Ocean Zooplankton 1997-1998
Dataset Series Name: Deep Sea Research
Dataset Release Date: 2003
Issue Identification: 50: 1235-1261
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-01-01
Stop Date: 1998-12-31
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Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: The animals counts were done according to convention: sorting under a stereo microscope after preservations. Environmental data were taken with unknown accuracy, but best available method used. Geographical positions taken from ship log before deploying the net.

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Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at ArcOD, the University of Alaska, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such ... View entire text
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Distribution Format: MS Access Database
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Phone: (508) 289-3457
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543
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Graham, C. H., S. Ferrier, F. Huettmann, C. Moritz and A.T. Peterson 2004 New developments in museum-based informatics and applications in biodiversity analysis. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19: 497-503

Hopky, G.E., Lawrence, M.J., Chiperzak, D.B. 1994 NOGAP B2; Zooplankton Data from the Canadian Beaufort Sea Shelf, 1984 and 1985. Canadian Data Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences:912.

Carin J. Ashjian, Robert G. Campbell, Harold E. Welch, Mari Butler,Donna Van Keuren. Annual cycle in abundance, distribution, and size in relation to hydrography of important copepod species in the western Arctic Ocean (SHEBA) Deep Sea Research 50: 1235-1261
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24