Meiofauna abundances from ROV pushcore samples during SONNE cruise SO242/2


This dataset contains meiofauna abundance data collected from ROV pushcore samples (PUC) in disturbed areas of the DISCOL experimental area (Peru Basin), collected onboard RV Sonne during expedition SO242/2 in 2015. Meiofauna taxa have been counted and identified at different microhabitats within old disturbance tracks in the area, created by a plough harrow to mimick deep-sea mining impact. Each push core has been subjected to further division in vertical sediment slices (0-1 cm, 1-2 cm and 2-5 cm) and meiofauna has been counted in each separate slice. Meiofauna abundances have been standardized to individuals per 10cm² and are given per taxonomic group (phylum level) and sediment slice. Data has been collected and analysed by the Marine Biology Research Group of Ghent University, Belgium.

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Creator Hauquier, Freija ORCID logo; Vanreusel, Ann; Mevenkamp, Lisa ORCID logo; Egho, Great
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Mariene Biologie, Universiteit Gent
Publication Year 2017
Rights Licensing unknown: Please contact principal investigator/authors to gain access and request licensing terms; Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints)
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 2079 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-88.464W, -7.078S, -88.449E, -7.073N); South Pacific Ocean, Peru Basin
Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-09-02T18:55:52Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-09-27T21:12:54Z