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BioChem: Copepod species composition and associated chlorophyll data from Resolute Passage (OBIS Canada)Entry ID: obis.copepod_distrib
Abstract: This dataset includes data collected from the ice station set up in Resolute Passage, 74 degrees 40'N and 94 degrees 54'W between the years 1983 to 1989.
Plankton samples were collected using a 1/2m ring net with 100-200u mesh towed vertically from approximately 2 metres off the bottom to the surface. The samples collected were preserved in 4% formaldehyde and later analysed for species/stage ... composition for the dominant copepod taxa: Pseudocalanus, Metridia, Calanus hyperboreus, C. glacialis, Oithona, Oncaea, Microcalanus. All other species of copepods were lumped together into the category 'other'. Associated chlorophyll and phaeophytin data are available. The associated nutrient data was of poor quality and not archived. To investigate the plankton community structure and establish a baseline to monitor ecosystem changes in the Arctic.
Purpose: These data are for display on the OBIS portal and associated mapping programs and for download to personal computers for ad-hoc end-user analysis.
OBIS schema concepts present in the data set include: DateLastModified, InstitutionCode, CollectionCode, CatalogNumber, ScientificName, BasisOfRecord, ScientificNameAuthor, Collector, YearCollected, MonthCollected, DayCollected, Ocean, Country, StateProvince, Country, Locality, Longitude, Latitude, MinimumDepth, MaximumDepth, Sex.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kennedy, M.
Dataset Title: Copepod species composition and associated chlorophyll data from Resolute Passage. In: Fisheries and Oceans Canada - BioChem
Dataset Series Name: OBIS Canada Digital Collections
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Canada
Data Presentation Form: DigitalOnline Resource: http://www.iobis.org/
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 1983-03-25Stop Date: 1989-09-08
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PIGMENTS > CHLOROPHYLL
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PELAGIC HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > BIOMASS DYNAMICS
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: mary.kennedy at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 1006
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 4A2
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-16