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SSB Plankton estimates (DY018, DY026, DY029, DY033).

Title

Plankton image details including abundance, sizing, identification and biomass estimates from the UK Shelf Sea during DY018, DY026A, DY029 and DY033.

Author(s) Giering S.L.C. (1); Cornwell L. (2); Fileman E. (2); Wells S. (3); Mayor D.J. (1)

(1) National Oceanography Centre, Southampton; (2) Plymouth Marine Laboratory; (3) University of Aberdeen, Oceanlab

Subject biota, oceans
Abstract

Zooplankton were collected during four periods (5th - 12th August 2014, 10th - 29th November 2014, 3rd - 28th April 2015, and 13th - 31st July 2015) across the Celtic Sea (Southwest UK shelf Sea) aboard RRS Discovery (cruises DY026, DY018, DY029 and DY033, respectively). To estimate biomass, abundance and community composition, zooplankton were collected using WP2-size net rings fitted with two different mesh sizes (63 um and 200 um) and non-filtering codends, hauled vertically from 120-200 m depth to 0 m depth. Subsamples of the formaldehyde-preserved zooplankton were then imaged using either FlowCAM or ZooScan, enumerated, manually identified, and converted into biovolume and biomass.

Temporal coverage 05 August 2014 - 31 July 2015
Spatial coverage Celtic Sea, Northeast Atlantic Ocean (40W)
File format Delimited
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 12 April 2018
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/697f54c1-3bde-7934-e053-6c86abc0cc21
Short DOI doi:10/cngc
Citation text Giering S.L.C.; Cornwell L.; Fileman E.; Wells S.; Mayor D.J.(2018). Plankton image details including abundance, sizing, identification and biomass estimates from the UK Shelf Sea during DY018, DY026A, DY029 and DY033. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/cngc.