The data was collected during the Nansen Legacy Seasonal Study Q4 from 28 November - 17 December 2019 on research vessel RV Kronprins Haakon (cruise number 201971), along a transect in the northern Barents Sea from 76N to 82N. The dataset contains an abundance of ice algae protists, including phytoplankton (autotrophic) and protozooplankton (heterotrophic). Protists were identified and counted with light microscopy using the Utermöhl method and the result are given as cells per liter (cells/L).
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 24 records.
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protist; ice algae; protozooplankton; abundance; ice station; Northern Barents Sea
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The Northern Barents Sea
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [76, 29], North East [82, 35]|
|Start Date / End Date||2019-11-28 / 2019-12-17|
The samples were collected with Kovacs ice corer 9 cm diameter (Kovacs Enterprise). The samples were collected from the bottom part of the ice core at the following dept layers: 0-3 cm, 3-10 cm, 10-20 cm & 20-30 cm. The ice cores were transferred to a clean bucket and 100mL filtered sea water were added per 1 cm of sea ice and melted at 4°C. When the ice core was melted, 95 mL of the sample was transferred into 100 ml brown glass bottle. The samples were preserved using an aldehyde mixture of glutaraldehyde and hexamethylenetetramine-buffered formalin at final concentrations of 0.1% and 1% respectively.
|Study Extent||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).|
Method step description:
- All samples have been analysed at the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAN). The organisms were identified and counted under an inverted microscope according to the Utermöhl method.