Cold-water coral (soft corals and sea pens) sampling in Baffin Bay, Nunavut, 2017

Coral samples were collected in Pond Inlet and Lancaster Sound in Baffin Bay using the CCGS Amundsen’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Samples from Agassiz trawl and box-core deployments were also kept as part of this study (11 stations). Samples were collected between 253 and 856 m. Specimens were subsampled aboard and frozen for determination of their carbon and nitrogen stable isotopic composition, as well as for lipids and fatty acids composition, as part of a study focusing on the trophic ecology of cold-water corals. Carbon and Nitrogen stable isotope analysis as well as lipids/fatty acids analysis were performed on tissue samples of soft corals at the Stable Isotopes Laboratory and Lipids Laboratory, Memorial University, respectively.

Metadata Access
Creator Edinger, Evan; Neves, Barbara; Archambault, Philippe; Gilkinson, Kent; Wareham, Vonda
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2019
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact eedinger(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline History
Spatial Coverage (-83.367W, 62.567S, -66.282E, 80.452N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-07-11T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-07-31T00:00:00Z