This dataset includes observations of benthic organisms from Isfjorden, Billefjorden, Kongsfjorden, Magdalenafjorden and the marginal ice zone (MIZ). The organisms were collected using benthic trawls. The trawls were done in April 2023, during a field trip on F/F Helmer Hanssen for students in the AB202 course at UNIS. The benthos were described to the lowest possible taxonomic level by the students.
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 44 records.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Aakre M, Berntsen S T, Broderstad S L, Jensen S S, Frisholm J M (2023). UNISAB202-2023-benthos. Version 1.1. The University Centre in Svalbard. Occurrence dataset. https://ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=unisab202-2023-benthos&v=1.1
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 26e1fe63-1615-4646-9160-ef4a97853c80. The University Centre in Svalbard publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Norway.
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Fjords on the west coast of Spitzbergen, and the marginal ice zone northwest of Svalbard.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [75.05, -1.406], North East [82.118, 36.914]|
No Description available
The benthos were collected using benthic trawls. The trawl was out for around 15 minutes at each location, which approximately was 1,5 km. The benthos were sorted out and identified.
|Study Extent||Fjords in Svalbard: Isfjorden, Billefjorden, Kongsfjorden, Magdalenafjorden. The marginal ice zone northwest of Spitzbergen.|
Method step description:
- The benthos were identified by students under the supervision of professors, using morphological keys.