Sampling event

Macrobenthos of the Nansen and Amundsen Basins from the Nansen Legacy joint cruise JC2-2 in Aug/Sept 2021

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Description

The data sets contains information on occurrence, counts and weights (per 11.7 diameter core) of benthic macrofauna at one locations (P8) in the Nansen Basin, one location on the Gakkel Ridge (P9) and two locations (P10, P11) in the Amundsen Basin, sampled in Aug/Sept 2021.

Data Records

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 85 records.

1 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.

Event (core)
85
Occurrence 
28

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Bluhm B A, Legezynska J, Oleszczuk B, Sen A, Schuppe B, Ziegler A, Zhulay I, Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M (2023). Macrobenthos of the Nansen and Amundsen Basins from the Nansen Legacy joint cruise JC2-2 in Aug/Sept 2021. Version 1.7. The Nansen Legacy Project. Samplingevent dataset. DOI: 10.11582/2023.00116

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 7476db25-99e4-44ae-8c95-1c26673c31c2.  The Nansen Legacy Project publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Norway.

Keywords

Samplingevent; Macrobenthos; Arctic; deep sea; Observation

Contacts

Bodil A. Bluhm
  • Originator
  • User
  • Point Of Contact
Professor
UiT Arctic University of Norway
Tromsø
NO
Joanna Legezynska
  • Originator
PhD student
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences
Sopot
PL
Barbara Oleszczuk
  • Originator
PhD student
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences
Sopot
PL
Arunima Sen
  • Originator
Associate Professor
University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)
Longyearbyen
SJ
Birte Schuppe
  • Originator
PhD student at Nord University
Institute of Marine Research
NO
Amanda Ziegler
  • Originator
Post-Doc
UiT Arctic University of Norway
Tromsø
NO
Irina Zhulay
  • Originator
Post-Doc at University of Bergen
UiT Arctic University of Norway
NO
Maria Wlodarska-Kowalczuk
  • Originator
Professor
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences
Sopot
PL

Geographic Coverage

The data sets contains information on occurrence, counts and weights (per 11.7 diameter core) of benthic macrofauna at one locations (P8) in the Nansen Basin, one location on the Gakkel Ridge (P9) and two locations (P10, P11) in the Amundsen Basin, sampled in Aug/Sept 2021.

Bounding Coordinates South West [81.81, -18.04], North East [87.49, 30.857]

Taxonomic Coverage

N/A

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda, Annelida, Nematoda
Class Ostracoda, Polychaeta, Copepoda, Malacostraca, Arachnida
Order Terebellida, Tanaidacea, Trombidiformes, Spionida, Phyllodocida
Family Cirratulidae, Akanthophoreidae, Halacaridae, Nephtyidae, Spionidae, Ampharetidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2021-08-30 / 2021-09-18

Project Data

The Nansen Legacy is a novel and holistic Arctic research project providing integrated scientific knowledge on the rapidly changing marine climate and ecosystem. A new knowledge base is required to facilitate a sustainable management of the northern Barents Sea and adjacent Arctic Basin through the 21st century. The Nansen Legacy unites about 280 researchers, students, and technicians from ten Norwegian research institutions. The research team includes interdisciplinary arctic marine expertise within physical, chemical, and biological oceanography, as well as geologists, modelers and underwater robotic engineers. Jointly we investigate the past, present and future climate and ecosystem of the northern Barents Sea. In total, the project has spent over 350 days at sea between 2018 and 2022, using the new Norwegian research icebreaker ‘Kronprins Haakon’ as main research platform. The ship-based sampling is complemented by the use of underwater robotics, year-round moored observing platforms and satellite-based observations. Complementary model tools are used to integrate field-based observations, and to investigate the dynamics of the physical and biological components of the northern Barents Sea climate and ecosystem at present and in the future. The Nansen Legacy is home to over 70 early career scientists, providing them with a unique collaborative community and supervision across institutions and disciplines. This gives rise to a new generation of holistic thinking Arctic research leaders. The Nansen Legacy runs for seven years (2018–2024), and is funded by the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. They provide 50% of the budget while the participating institutions contribute 50% in-kind. The total budget for the Nansen Legacy project is 740 mill. NOK.

Title The Nansen Legacy
Identifier AeN
Funding This study was funded by the Research Council of Norway through the project The Nansen Legacy (RCN # 276730).
Study Area Description Arctic Basis
Design Description Our study goals were to characterize sea ice related biota including uni- and multicellular heterotrophs over the entire seasonal cycle, along a latitudinal gradient in the northwestern Barents Sea. Nansen Legacy goals: https://arvenetternansen.com/our-goals/

The personnel involved in the project:

Marit Reigstad

Sampling Methods

Sediment samples for analysis of macrofaunal diversity, abundance and biomass were taken from multiple 11.7 cm diameter cores inserted in 50x50 cm box cores. These cores were first used for sediment community oxygen respiration and then gently sieved completely through 250 µm for macrofaunal community estimates with cold seawater. The remaining biota was then preserved in a 4% buffered formaldehyde-seawater solution that was rose Bengal-stained. This work is part of RF3 of the Nansen Legacy project, cruise JC2-2, August/September 2021. Protocol version 9 was used (10.3.9, but smaller sieve size and different contact person).

Study Extent Nansen Basin, Amundsen Basin

Method step description:

  1. In the home lab, samples were sorted to major taxa first under a stereomicroscope (partly at UiT, partly at IOPAN). Subsequently macrofauna taxa were identified to the lowest possible taxonomic level, enumerated and the weight taken. Meiofauna in the samples was identified to phylum level only. Fragments were not enumerated but weighed. Taxonomic identification my be improved for some individuals in the future.

Collection Data

Collection Name Macrobenthos JC2-2 (specimens will be archived at the Arctic University Museum of Norway in Tromsø)
Specimen preservation methods Other

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 7476db25-99e4-44ae-8c95-1c26673c31c2
https://ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=macrobenthos_jc2-2