Images of pelagic organisms observed by PELAGIOS during Maria S. Merian cruise MSM49


The video that was collected in November and December 2015 during horizontal transects with the PELAGIOS towed camera system during cruise MSM49 in waters around Cabo Verde in the eastern tropical north Atlantic was annotated using the video and annotation reference system (VARS) developed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. In total more than 40 hours of video were collected and annotated, and 43 taxonomic groups were annotated, mostly consisting of gelatinous zooplankton. This resulted in a dataset of diversity and abundance data from which vertical distribution, abundance and diversity of pelagic fauna could be derived ( This dataset provides examples of images of annotated organisms.

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Creator Hoving, Henk-Jan T ORCID logo; Christiansen, Svenja ORCID logo; Hauss, Helena ORCID logo; Neitzel, Philipp; Kiko, Rainer ORCID logo; Robison, Bruce H; Silva, Pericles; Körtzinger, Arne ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2020
Funding Reference Horizon 2020 Crossref Funder ID 818123 Integrated Assessment of Atlantic Marine Ecosystems in Space and Time
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 1170 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-24.300W, 11.984S, -21.023E, 18.046N); South Atlantic Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-12-02T05:44:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-12-19T16:59:00Z