The data has been collected during the Nansen Legacy Seasonal Study Q1 2nd March - 25th March 2021 on research vessel RV Kronprins Haakon (toktnummer 2021703), along a transect from 76N to 82N east of Svalbard. The dataset contains mesozooplankton abundance (ind/m3). It has been sampled using a MultiNet Midi at 5 distinct depths. Small mesozooplankton were collected with a mesh-size 64 µm and large mesozooplankton were collected with a mesh-size 180 µm. All specimens are identified to the lowest taxonomical level and the abundance is given for a specific species and stage or size group.
The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 70 records.
2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.
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zooplankton; mesozooplankton; copepods; abundance; ind/m3; Northern Barents Sea
Northern Barents Sea
|South West [76, 29], North East [82, 35]
|Start Date / End Date
|2021-03-02 / 2021-03-25
The dataset contains mesozooplankton abundance (ind/m3). It has been sampled at 5 distinct depths using a Multinet Midi (HydroBios, opening: 0.25m2, net length: 250 cm). Small mesozooplankton were collected with a mesh-size 64 µm and large mesozooplankton were collected with a mesh-size 180 µm. All samples were preserved in 4 % formaldehyde free from acid. PLEASE NOTE: THIS DATASET CONTAINS TWO COMPLETE DATASETS OF ZOOPLANKTON: ONE FOR SMALL MESOZOOPLANKTON (APPROX BODY SIZE BELOW 2 MM) COLLECTED WITH MULTINET 64 µM AND ONE FOR LARGE MESOZOOPLANKTON (APPROX BODY SIZE ABOVE 2 MM) COLLECTED WITH MULTINET 180 µM MESH SIZE. THE INFO ABOUT WHICH NET IS USED CAN BE FOUND IN gearType in extendedMeasurment andFacts USE EITHER 64 UM OR 180 UM DEPENDING ON WHETHER THE FOCUS IS SMALL OR LARGE MESOZOOPLANKTON
|The sampling covers a transect from the central Barents Sea (76N) to the Arctic Ocean (82N) east of Svalbard, including 7 stations (P1 to P7). Each sampling event includes 5 distinct depth layers The depth intervals were from the bottom-200, 200-100, 100-50, 50-20 and 20-0 m. At the deep stations, the sampling depths were from 1000-600, 600-200, 200-50, 50-20 and 20-0 m
|The analysis of organisms has been done according to standard procedures used in multiple other studies. The results have been reviewed by several of the researchers listed under resource creators.
Method step description:
- All samples have been analysed at Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAN). The organisms were identified and counted under a stereomicroscope equipped with an ocular micrometer, according to standard procedures (Harris et al. 2000). Small-sized zooplankters (most of Copepoda, juvenile stages of Pteropoda, Euphausiacea, Ostracoda, Amphipoda and Chaetognatha) were identified and counted in sub-samples obtained from the fixed sample volume by automatic pipette (approximately 500 individuals). Large zooplankters (big Copepoda, Pteropoda, Euphausiacea, Ostracoda, Amphipoda, Decapoda, Appendicularia, Chaetognatha, and Pisces larvae) were sorted out and identified from the whole sample. Representatives of Calanus spp. were identified at the species level based on morphology and prosome lengths of individual copepodid stages (Kwasniewski et al. 2003).