Distribution, standing stock, growth, mortality and production of Strongylocentrotus pallidus (sea urchin) in the northern Barents Sea.
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Abstract: The regular sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus pallidus, (G.O.Sars, 1871) is a widespread epibenthic species in high-Arctic waters. However, little is known about its distribution, standing stock, population dynamics and production. In the northern Barents Sea, S. pallidus was recorded on seabed still photographs at 10 out of 11 stations in water depths of 80-300 m. Mean abundances along photographic ... View entire text

Purpose: Describe distribution, standing stock, population dynamics and production of Strongylocentrotus pallidus in the northern Barents Sea.
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  N: 80.97   S: 77.47   E: -33.02   W: -27.23

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Dataset Originator/Creator: Bodil Bluhm
Dataset Title: Distribution, standing stock, growth, mortality and production of Strongylocentrotus pallidus (sea urchin) in the northern Barents Sea.
Dataset Series Name: Polar Biology
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Dataset Publisher: Springer
Issue Identification: 20:325-334
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-07-13
Stop Date: 1991-07-24
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SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Specimens smaller than 1mm in diameter could not be resolved from the photographs.

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: The same procedure was used at all sites; findings should be consistent.

COMPLETENESS REPORT: Only S. pallidus was identified from photographs, other taxa were ignored. Minimum size detectable from photographs was 1mm.

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DIF Creation Date: 2007-05-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-02-16
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