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Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Records
Entry ID: AADC-00099

Abstract: This dataset contains results from Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) surveys in the Southern Ocean. When the opportunity arises, zooplankton species, numbers and abundance data are recorded on a continuous basis as vessels steam through the area between Australia and Antarctica, including Heard and Macquarie Islands. Observations have been made since June 1990 and are ongoing. Obviously the ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -40.0   S: -70.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hosie, G.
Dataset Title: Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Records
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2017-07-31
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-06-01
Quality Caution: Fluorometry is measured differently on each vessel and are thus not directly comparable between vessels. Most values come from Turner fluorometers. The Aurora Australis has a Turner TD10, and the units are arbitrary even though the fluorometer is routinely calibrated. Further, a value of 200 on one voyage is not necessarily the same as 200 on another voyage, even with daily calibration ... View entire text
Access Constraints The data are available for download from the provided URL. This is a newer copy of the data (May, 2017). The previous copy of the data (Sep, 2016) was referenced to a different DOI - doi:10.4225/15/5670EF76388E1. If you require access to the previous version of the data, please contact the Australian Antarctic Data Centre.

Presence records of known species (with no abundance value) ... View entire text
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Please contact the investigators before using these data, as some explanation may be required.
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 2 MB
Distribution Format: CSV
Fees: free
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24