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Data set name

Scottish Marine Biological Association plankton and pelagic fish trawl data (1962 - 1972) - Pacific Ocean

Data holding centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
ProjectSMBA_digitisation_of_plankton_data(SMBA_digitisation_of_plankton_data)
Time period1962-1972
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Eastern Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Baja California

Observations 
Parameters

Fish taxonomy-related counts; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column

Instruments

Plankton nets; pelagic trawl nets

Description 
Summary

Zooplankton and fish catch statistics comprising species identification and abundances. A proportion of the data relate to unidentified species and estimated abundances (or an indication of abundance magnitude) are often recorded. The data were obtained from the eastern Pacific Ocean, near Baja California, between 1962 and 1972. This data set is based upon the analysis of physical samples from mid-water trawls on research vessels, which were re-examined in 2010. The original samples were collected by John Mauchline at the Scottish Marine Biological Association (SMBA) and re-examined in 2010 by scientists at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS).

OriginatorsScottish Association for Marine Science
Availability 
OrganisationBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactPolly Hadžiabdić (Head of the BODC Requests Team)
Address

British Oceanographic Data Centre
Joseph Proudman Building 6 Brownlow Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 5DA
United Kingdom

Emailenquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1048SMBA_PACIFIC_TRAWL_60_70
Global identifier4273
Last revised2011-01-25