Mesozooplankton average length during Professor Kolesnikov cruise PK17, Part I


Mesozooplankton was sampled by open-closing JUDAY net with a 36 cm ring diameter and mesh size of 125 µm. Additionally, the JUDAY oceanic model JOM with 300 µm mesh size and 80 cm ring diameter was used. The open-closing mechanism used was the Nansen mechanical lock system allowing nets to be vertically towed through standard depths (0-10, 10-25, 25-50, 50-100, 100-200, 200-300, 300-500 m) and closed at the upper depth level. Depth of tow was evaluated by wire paid out and the angle of wire inclination. The 10-20 ml samples were preserved in 3-4% buffered formaldehyde and processed on return to the laboratory. All of copepods were identified to genus level, other taxanomic groups - to type, class, order and family levels.

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Creator Piontkovski, Sergey; Ostrovskaya, Nadezhda A; Prusova, I Yu
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Sevastopol
Publication Year 2008
Funding Reference Sixth Framework Programme, 36949
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 3767 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (16.190W, 35.483S, 20.833E, 37.500N); Black Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 1987-11-29T04:13:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1987-12-06T07:11:00Z