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SSB Microbial phytoplankton abundance from CTD and UW (DY029)

Title

Abundance of microbial phytoplankton abundance through the water column during the NERC Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry cruise DY029 in April 2015.

Author(s) Tarran G.A. (1)

(1) Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Subject biota, oceans
Abstract

This dataset contains depth profiles of the mean abundance of groups of plankton as cells per millilitre, measured using flow cytometry from CTD rosette bottles and non-toxic, pumped, seawater underway supply from the Celtic Sea (50N, 8W). The data were collected during RRS Discovery cruise DY029 in April 2015, as part of the UK Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry research programme (UK-SSB). The author does not have any concerns over the quality of the data set and values are consistent with similar data reported in the wider literature. The groups quantified are divided into phytoplankton and heterotrophs. Phytoplankton groups quantified are: Synechococcus sp. (cyanobacteria)(Syn), Prochlorococcus sp. (cyanobacteria)(Pro), picoeuakryotes (smaller than 3 um) (Peuk), cryptophytes (Crypto), coccolithophores (Cocco) and nanoeukaryotes (Neuk) not already mentioned (3-20 um). Heterotrophs quantified are: heterotrophic bacteria with relatively high nucleic acid content (HNA) and bacteria with relatively low DNA (LNA). Measurements were made with a BD FACSort flow cytometer (S/N B0043). Samples were collected by Dr Glen Tarran, PML. The data were collected as part of the SSB research programme in the CaNDyFloSS: Carbon and Nutrient Dynamics and Fluxes over Shelf Systems research programme component. SSB was co-funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The programme took a holistic approach to the cycling of nutrients and carbon and the controls on primary and secondary production in UK and European shelf seas, to increase understanding of these processes and their role in wider biogeochemical cycles. The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) created the metadata entry and is responsible for holding master copies of the data.

Temporal coverage 04 April 2015 - 28 April 2015
Spatial coverage Celtic Sea
File format Delimited, Documents
Language English
Discovery metadata record Link to the related European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED) record
Publisher British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK
Publication date 11 January 2018
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/628371ff-c5cf-5ac8-e053-6c86abc003db
Short DOI doi:10/ch7k
Citation text Tarran G.A.(2018). Abundance of microbial phytoplankton abundance through the water column during the NERC Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry cruise DY029 in April 2015. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/ch7k.