Taxa specific macrofauna density in the HAUSGARTEN area (Fram Strait) in 2015 (POLARSTERN cruise PS93.2)


During PS93.2 (in 2014) taxa specific macrofauna density was determined. Sediment from MUC recovered sediment cores and from the benthic chambers was used for macrofauna taxonomical identification and density determination. For these macrofauna analyses only the 0-5 cm horizon from MUC sediment cores and the entire sediment from the benthic chambers was used, sieved over a 500 µm mesh and stored in borax buffered 4 % formaldehyde and stained with Rose Bengal (Heip et al., 1985). Afterwards, macrofauna taxa were identified to the highest taxonomic level and counted.

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Creator Braeckman, Ulrike ORCID logo; Hoffmann, Ralf ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
Publication Year 2018
Rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 432 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-2.710W, 78.862S, 11.087E, 79.938N); North Greenland Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-07-27T20:29:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-08-10T07:45:00Z