Occurrence of Eukaryotes in the size fraction >300 micrometres, collected worldwide during the Tara Oceans expedition (2009-2013) using a Multinet and analysed on a ZooScan imaging platform

Tara expeditions (2009-2013) sampled the world’s oceans with standardized protocols, putting an exceptional effort into sampling plankton diversity across a large size range, using a combination of water samples and net tows. The efforts to explore the genomic diversity of plankton, through metabarcoding and metagenomics, have led to well publicized papers and have made the renown of Tara. While a similar extensive effort has been put on imaging, the datasets are not public yet. In a limited number of stations, in addition to the usual 5µm -> ~5cm Tara sampling strategy, multinet trawls allowed to sample the vertical distribution of plankton; this is the content of this dataset. Using a 300µm mesh net, it cover organisms from 300µm to ~3cm.

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Publisher Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access service; EcoTaxa
Contributor Sorbonne Université; Sorbonne Université; Sorbonne Université/CNRS, Institut de la Mer de Villefranche; Sorbonne Université; Sorbonne Université/CNRS, Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche; Polish Academy of Sciences; Institute of Oceanology; Departement of Marine Ecology; Sorbonne Université; Sorbonne Université/CNRS, Station Biologique de Roscoff; European Molecular Biology Laboratory; University of Bremen; Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences; Tara Oceans Consortium
Publication Year 2024
OpenAccess true
Contact blue-cloud-support(at)maris.nl
Discipline Marine Science
Spatial Coverage (-168.796W, -62.323S, 158.068E, 79.350N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2010-03-12T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2013-10-20T00:00:00Z