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Canada Basin Zooplankton (Ocean Exploration), 2002
Entry ID: ArcOD_2007P3

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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 ... View entire text

Purpose: To assess the species composition, abundance, distribution and biomass of zooplankton across locations of the Canadian Basin.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 76.46   S: 71.42   E: -162.1   W: -134.41

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: 198-206
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-08-01
Stop Date: 2002-08-31
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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 ( ) as of March 2007.

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Use Constraints 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 warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use ... View entire text
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Postal Code: 08901-8521
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Phone: 1 907 224-4313
Email: chopcroft at
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P.O.Box 757220
City: Fairbanks
Province or State: Alaska
Postal Code: 99775
Country: USA
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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.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-04-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23