Spatial and temporal variability in the zooplankton community of the Western Arabian Gulf in 2017 and 2018


Samples for zooplankton abundance analysis were collected in Saudi Arabian waters of the Arabian Gulf during summer 2017 and winter to early Spring 2018. This study was part of the Sustaining VI project, jointly conducted by King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and Saudi-Aramco. Zooplankton samples were collected through 10 minute horizontal tows of a bongo net with a mesh size of 300 µm. The net was equipped with a mechanical flow meter in order to subsequently calculate the filtered water volume and zooplankton abundances. In the lab, samples were analyzed following the method of Postel et al. (2000).

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Creator Heinle, Moritz ORCID logo; Kolchar, Rajaneesh; Flandez, Ace Vincent ORCID logo; Clardy, Todd Ryan; Thomas, Biji; Hikmawan, Tyas I ORCID logo; Prihartato, Perdana K; Abdulkader, Khaled A; Qurban, Mohamad
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference KING FAHD UNIV PETROLEUM MINERALS Crossref Funder ID CEW02428 Sustaining Research Project, Marine Environmental Studies in the Arabian Gulf – Phase VI
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 4602 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (48.704W, 25.716S, 50.388E, 28.545N); Arabian Gulf
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-07-04T07:50:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2018-03-28T08:10:00Z