Biomass of zooplankton at the Cape Verde Ocean Observatory (CVOO) as quantified by day/night multinet hauls


Zooplankton samples were collected during different cruises (2012-2019) using the same Hydrobios Multinet Midi (0.25m^2 net opening, 200µm mesh, five nets) in vertical hauls from 1000m to the surface, with depth strata 1000-600-300-200-100-0. Samples were size-fractionated, digitized and sorted into taxonomic categories on Ecotaxa ( Using area to biomass conversion factors from Lehette & Hernandez-Leon 2006, individual biomass was estimated. Data were aggregated into summed abundance (ind m^3) and biomass (µg DW m^3) for each taxon.

Each row is one sample (i.e. one net stratum).

Metadata Access
Creator Hauss, Helena ; Kiko, Rainer ; Rodrigues, Elizandro; Fiedler, Björn
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference German Science Foundation, 27542298; Horizon 2020, 818123
Rights Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints)
OpenAccess false
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 6080 data points
Discipline Biogeochemistry; Biospheric Sciences; Geosciences; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (-24.359W, 17.535S, -24.212E, 17.634N); Cape Verde
Temporal Coverage Begin 2012-10-24T23:09:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-02-13T08:49:00Z