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SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - LIFE STAGE, TAXONOMIC CODE, SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - SEX and species abundance pump cast data collected in the North Atlantic Ocean on the EDWIN LINK, OCEANUS and SEWARD JOHNSON cruises EL9904, EL9905 and others as part of the GB project from 1995-06-10 to 1999-05-28 (NCEI Accession 0107116)

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This accession includes pump cast and biological data collected aboard the EDWIN LINK, OCEANUS and SEWARD JOHNSON during cruises EL9904, EL9905, OC303 and SJ9508 in the North Atlantic Ocean from 1995-06-10 to 1999-05-28. These data include SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - LIFE STAGE, TAXONOMIC CODE, SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - SEX and species abundance. The instruments used to collect these data include pump sampler. These data were collected by Lewis Incze of University of Southern Maine as part of GB. The Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) submitted these data to NODC on 2013-04-26.

The following is the text of the abstract provided by BCO-DMO:

Zooplankton Densities/Abundance
Principal Investigator: Lewis S. Incze (lincze@usm.maine.edu)
Research Technicians: Ford Dye, Beth Novak, Nicholas Wolff
Methods:
Using a pumping system appended to the CTD unit, measured water volumes (typically 40 liters) were sampled at discrete depths and filtered through 40 micron mesh prior to sorting. A subsample of the filtered sample was used for the zooplankton counts and identification. The size of the subsample varied and depended on the amount of zooplankton present - subsamples were larger when there were fewer animals.
From the subsamples, all zooplankton were counted and identified. Counts were then converted into number per cubic meter as follows: Number counted / (Subsample size X Amount filtered).
It is worth noting that the frequency of repeated densities is an artifact of the small subsample volumes screened in order to process a large number of samples. The small sample volumes did not give us the ability to resolve small differences in abundance at individual species and stages (e.g., Cal fin Nauplius I). At this level of sorting many counts were reported as zeros, ones, twos or threes. These counts are at the threshold for detection, and the results give the false impression of many identical densities (concentrations). This also shows up in gaps in the life histories as well. For example, a single depth/station might have NI and NIII and NIV stages, but not II or V. As a result, samples were often recombined to give the population characteristics of an integrated water column, or a group of samples. The approach worked well for our research objectives and we are well aware of its limitations. A single station and depth in our data can be deceiving and does not tell the whole story.
Note: Sampling for cruise EL9904, events EL10999.24 and EL111299.6 are intentional replication sites. All sampling was made at same depth level. These stations were used to test the repeatability of methods.

Cruises
SJ9508 (Seward Johnson Cruise 9508 to Southwest Georges Bank, 6 - 16 June 1995)
OC303 (Oceanus Cruise 303 to Georges Bank, 6 - 23 May 1997)
EL9904 (Edwin Link Cruise 9904 to Georges Bank, 14 - 28 April 1999)
EL9905 (Edwin Link Cruise 9905 to Georges Bank, 10 - 29 May 1999)

Any questions, contact:

Lewis S. Incze
University of Southern Maine
P.O. Box 9300
96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME 04104-9300

Voice: 207 228 8070
Fax: 207 228 8057
Email: (lincze@usm.maine.edu)

updated: 23 November 2004; gfh
  • Cite as: Incze, Lewis (2013). SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - LIFE STAGE, TAXONOMIC CODE, SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - SEX and species abundance pump cast data collected in the North Atlantic Ocean on the EDWIN LINK, OCEANUS and SEWARD JOHNSON cruises EL9904, EL9905 and others as part of the GB project from 1995-06-10 to 1999-05-28 (NCEI Accession 0107116). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0107116. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1995-06-10 to 1999-05-28
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 41.836
S: 40.58
E: -67.2
W: -68.475
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  • Biological, chemical, physical, biogeochemical, ecological, environmental and other data collected from around the world during historical and contemporary periods of biological and chemical oceanographic exploration and research managed and submitted by the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO)
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2013-05-18
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Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
The Data Originator(s)/Principal Investigator(s) for these data:
Lewis Incze, University of Southern Maine

The data were collected during the following cruise(s):
EL9904
EL9905
OC303
SJ9508

The collection of the data was supported by:
NSF Division of Ocean Sciences
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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  • Cite as: Incze, Lewis (2013). SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - LIFE STAGE, TAXONOMIC CODE, SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - SEX and species abundance pump cast data collected in the North Atlantic Ocean on the EDWIN LINK, OCEANUS and SEWARD JOHNSON cruises EL9904, EL9905 and others as part of the GB project from 1995-06-10 to 1999-05-28 (NCEI Accession 0107116). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0107116. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
BCO-DMO Data Elements Thesaurus
  • cruiseid
  • day_gmt
  • depth
  • event
  • lat
  • lon
  • month_gmt
  • num_per_m3
  • sex
  • stage
  • stage_num
  • station
  • taxon
  • time_gmt
  • year
  • yrday_gmt
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords ICES/SeaDataNet Ship Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Incze, Lewis (2013). SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - LIFE STAGE, TAXONOMIC CODE, SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - SEX and species abundance pump cast data collected in the North Atlantic Ocean on the EDWIN LINK, OCEANUS and SEWARD JOHNSON cruises EL9904, EL9905 and others as part of the GB project from 1995-06-10 to 1999-05-28 (NCEI Accession 0107116). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0107116. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2013-05-18T14:04:10Z - NCEI Accession 0107116 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • pump sampler
Platform
  • EDWIN LINK
  • OCEANUS
  • R/V Seward Johnson
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