Phytoplankton data collected on a scientific cruise in the biology course AB-202 by The University Centre in Svalbard. The data is collected from different fjords on the west coast of Spitsbergen and by the marginal ice zone in the period 26.04.2023-01.05.2023.
The data in this occurrence 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 98 records.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Zaruykin M, Voldmo L F, Endresen A M, Rødberg Arne R, Nerhagen E (2023). Phytoplankton survey of Western Spitsbergen fjords and marginal ice zone. Version 1.2. The University Centre in Svalbard. Occurrence dataset. https://ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=phytoplankton_survey_western_spitsbergen_unis_2023_ab_202&v=1.2
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Western Spitsbergen fjords - Isfjorden, Kongsfjorden, Magdalenafjorden; marginal ice zone
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [76.164, 5.273], North East [80.618, 29.18]|
No Description available
|Class||Bacillariophyceae (Diatoms), Dinophyceae (Dinoflagellates), Chrysophyceae (Golden algae), Prymnesiophyceae|
|Start Date / End Date||2023-04-26 / 2023-04-30|
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CTD rig (clorophyll-a maximum estimate), phytoplankton net (plankton sampling)
|Study Extent||Samples were acquired once at every sampling station, one station per fjord (see Geographic Coverage), one station per day (see Temporal coverage).|
Method step description:
- A rig that combined CTD instruments and Niskin bottle water samplers was lowered into the water. A CTD-profile of the water column was acquired at each sampling site, from which the chlorophyll-a maximum depth was inferred. A phytoplankton net with 20mm mesh size was lowered into the water to the depth just below the inferred chlorophyll-a maximum. Plankton was collected from that depth up to the surface. The sample was sub-sampled and analyzed under a microscope, and species’ abundance was estimated.