Zooplankton and ichthyoplankton data collected aboard R/V Point Sur cruise PS17_02 (PTS03) in the northern Gulf of Mexico from 2016-07-24 to 2016-07-30

Consortium for Oil Spill Exposure Pathways in Coastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE)

DOI:
10.7266/n7-0txv-z733
 
UDI:
R4.x260.000:0009
Last Update:
Jul 22 2020 18:33 UTC
 
Dataset Author(s):
Culpepper, Carla and Frank Hernandez
Point of Contact:
Hernandez, Frank
University of Southern Mississippi / Department of Coastal Sciences
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory 703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, Mississippi  39564
USA
frank.hernandez@usm.edu
Funding Source:
RFP-IV
Data Collection Period:
2016-07-23 to 2016-07-30

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Culpepper, Carla and Frank Hernandez. 2020. Zooplankton and ichthyoplankton data collected aboard R/V Point Sur cruise PS17_02 (PTS03) in the northern Gulf of Mexico from 2016-07-24 to 2016-07-30. Distributed by: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC), Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. doi:10.7266/n7-0txv-z733

Abstract:

This dataset contains zooplankton and ichthyoplankton data collected aboard R/V Point Sur cruise PS17_02 (PTS03) in the northern Gulf of Mexico from 2016-07-24 to 2016-07-30. Depth-discrete and surface plankton samples were collected using a Bedford Institute of Oceanography Net Environmental Sampling System (BIONESS). The BIONESS (0.25 m2 opening), a depth-discrete sampler, was fitted with six 333-µm mesh nets and three 202-µm mesh nets. Biological samples were collected generally between the 15 and 40 m depth contours between the Chandeleur Islands and the Alabama/Florida border to assess the horizontal and vertical distribution, species composition, and abundance of zooplankton and ichthyoplankton under variable freshwater discharge and low dissolved oxygen conditions characteristic of the summer. Other related station data (e.g., sampling time, station locations, oceanographic observations, etc.), net data (e.g., depth bins), and CTD profiles (temperature, salinity, depth) for BIONESS tows collected during the same cruise are available under GRIIDC Unique Dataset Identifier (UDI): R4.x260.000:0003 (DOI: 10.7266/N74T6GQD).

Purpose:

To assess the horizontal and vertical distribution, species composition, and abundance of zooplankton and ichthyoplankton under variable freshwater discharge and low dissolved oxygen conditions during the CONCORDE summer 2016 field experiment.

Theme Keywords:

zooplankton, ichthyoplankton, BIONESS, plankton, plankton tow, Bedford Institute of Oceanography Net Environmental Sampling System, species composition

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Zooplankton and ichthyoplankton data collected aboard R/V Point Sur cruise PS17_02 (PTS03) in the northern Gulf of Mexico from 2016-07-24 to 2016-07-30



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Identification info: Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Zooplankton and ichthyoplankton data collected aboard R/V Point Sur cruise PS17_02 (PTS03) in the northern Gulf of Mexico from 2016-07-24 to 2016-07-30 Alternate title: Date: Date: Date: 2020-10-22 Date type: Date type code: publication Identifier: Identifier: Code: Anchor: xlink: https://dx.doi.org/10.7266/n7-0txv-z733 title: DOI doi:10.7266/n7-0txv-z733 Abstract: This dataset contains zooplankton and ichthyoplankton data collected aboard R/V Point Sur cruise PS17_02 (PTS03) in the northern Gulf of Mexico from 2016-07-24 to 2016-07-30. Depth-discrete and surface plankton samples were collected using a Bedford Institute of Oceanography Net Environmental Sampling System (BIONESS). The BIONESS (0.25 m2 opening), a depth-discrete sampler, was fitted with six 333-µm mesh nets and three 202-µm mesh nets. Biological samples were collected generally between the 15 and 40 m depth contours between the Chandeleur Islands and the Alabama/Florida border to assess the horizontal and vertical distribution, species composition, and abundance of zooplankton and ichthyoplankton under variable freshwater discharge and low dissolved oxygen conditions characteristic of the summer. Other related station data (e.g., sampling time, station locations, oceanographic observations, etc.), net data (e.g., depth bins), and CTD profiles (temperature, salinity, depth) for BIONESS tows collected during the same cruise are available under GRIIDC Unique Dataset Identifier (UDI): R4.x260.000:0003 (DOI: 10.7266/N74T6GQD). Purpose: To assess the horizontal and vertical distribution, species composition, and abundance of zooplankton and ichthyoplankton under variable freshwater discharge and low dissolved oxygen conditions during the CONCORDE summer 2016 field experiment. Status: Progress code: completed Point of contact: Responsible party: Individual name: Frank Hernandez Organisation name: University of Southern Mississippi / Department of Coastal Sciences Position name: Assistant Professor Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 2288188800 Facsimile: Address: Address: Delivery point: Gulf Coast Research Laboratory 703 East Beach Drive City: Ocean Springs Administrative area: Mississippi Postal code: 39564 Country: USA Electronic mail address: frank.hernandez@usm.edu Role: Role code: pointOfContact Point of contact: Responsible party: Individual name: Carla Culpepper Organisation name: University of Southern Mississippi / Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Position name: Technician Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 2288724207 Facsimile: Address: Address: Delivery point: 703 East Beach Dr City: Ocean Springs Administrative area: Mississippi Postal code: 39564 Country: USA Electronic mail address: carla.culpepper@usm.edu Role: Role code: pointOfContact Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: zooplankton Keyword: ichthyoplankton Keyword: BIONESS Keyword: plankton Keyword: plankton tow Keyword: Bedford Institute of Oceanography Net Environmental Sampling System Keyword: species composition Type: Keyword type code: theme Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Gulf of Mexico Keyword: Chandeleur Islands Keyword: Alabama Keyword: Florida Type: Keyword type code: place Resource constraints: title: Cite As Constraints: Use limitation: Culpepper, Carla and Frank Hernandez. 2020. Zooplankton and ichthyoplankton data collected aboard R/V Point Sur cruise PS17_02 (PTS03) in the northern Gulf of Mexico from 2016-07-24 to 2016-07-30. Distributed by: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC), Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. doi:10.7266/n7-0txv-z733 Resource constraints: title: CC0 License Legal constraints: Use constraints: Restriction code: licenceUnrestricted Other constraints: This information is released under the Creative Commons license - No Rights Reserved - CC0 1.0 Universal (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/). The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. 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Language: eng; USA Topic category: Topic category code: biota Topic category: Topic category code: oceans Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -88.609852 East bound longitude: -87.51566 South bound latitude: 29.592 North bound latitude: 30.18433 Geographic element: BoundingPolygon: Polygon: gml:MultiPoint: gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 30.1131 -88.5962 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.592 -88.60855 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 30.1243 -88.12881 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.688198 -88.124681 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 30.18433 -87.53215 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.762283 -87.51566 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.8582 -88.6095 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.818078 -88.609628 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.823296 -88.606001 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.824483 -88.48187 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.840065 -88.47862 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.825947 -88.605595 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.829363 -88.609852 Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Description: ground condition Begin date: 2016-07-23 End date: 2016-07-30 Supplemental Information: The worksheet "Zooplankton Data": Cruise [Unique name assigned to each research cruise, PTS03]; Sample Date [Date of sample collection, mm/dd/yyyy]; Station [CONCORDE station name assigned]; Gear [Type of plankton net sampler used; BIONESS, Neuston Net, Ring Net]; Tow Number [Unique number assigned to each BIONESS tow]; Sample ID [Unique number assigned to each plankton sample]; Net [BIONESS net number]; Latitude [Latitude of sample collection, decimal degrees]; Longitude [Longitude of sample collection, decimal degrees]; Bin (m) [Nominal depth range sampled during the BIONESS tow (in meters)]; Bin Category [Categorical classification of depth bin location: oblique=whole water column; surface=upper water column; Mid=middle water column; Bottom=lower water column]; Mesh (um) [BIONESS plankton net mesh size (in micrometers)]; Swept Volume (m^3) [Volume of water filtered (m3) during plankton net tow]; Displacement Volume (mL) [Estimate of plankton biomass in mL]; Amphipod [Estimated total number of Amphipods in the sample]; Anthozoan larvae [Estimated total number of Anthozoan larvae in the sample]; Ascidian larvae [Estimated total number of Ascidian larvae in the sample]; Barnacle cypprid [Estimated total number of Barnacle cypprid in the sample]; Barnacle nauplii [Estimated total number of Barnacle nauplii in the sample]; Bivalve larvae [Estimated total number of Bivalve larvae in the sample]; Brachiopoda (lingula larva) [Estimated total number of Brachiopoda (lingula larva) in the sample]; Calanoid copepod [Estimated total number of Calanoid copepods in the sample]; Cephalopod [Estimated total number of Cephalopods in the sample]; Chaetognath [Estimated total number of Chaetognaths in the sample]; Cladoceran [Estimated total number of Cladocerans in the sample]; Copepod nauplii [Estimated total number of Copepod nauplii in the sample]; Crab megalopa [Estimated total number of Crab megalopa in the sample]; Crab zoea [Estimated total number of Crab zoea in the sample]; Ctenophores (larval) [Estimated total number of Ctenophores (larval) in the sample]; Cumacean [Estimated total number of Cumaceans in the sample]; Cyclopoid copepod [Estimated total number of Cyclopoid copepods in the sample]; Doliolid [Estimated total number of Doliolids in the sample]; Echinoderm [Estimated total number of Echinoderms in the sample]; Ectoprocta (Bryozoa larvae) [Estimated total number of Ectoprocta (Bryozoa larvae) in the sample]; Euphausiid [Estimated total number of Euphausiid in the sample]; Gastropod larvae [Estimated total number of Gastropod larvae in the sample]; Harpacticoid copepod [Estimated total number of Harpacticoid copepods in the sample]; Heteropod [Estimated total number of Heteropods in the sample]; Hydroid polyps [Estimated total number of Hydroid polyps in the sample]; Hydromedusae [Estimated total number of Hydromedusae in the sample]; Isopod [Estimated total number of Isopods in the sample]; Juvenile Crab [Estimated total number of Juvenile crabs in the sample]; Lancelet [Estimated total number of Lancelets in the sample]; Larvacean [Estimated total number of Larvaceans in the sample]; Lobster larvae [Estimated total number of Lobster larvae (phyllosoma) in the sample]; Mysid shrimp [Estimated total number of Mysid shrimp in the sample]; Nematoda [Estimated total number of Nematoda in the sample]; Ostracod [Estimated total number of Ostracods in the sample]; Other decapod [Estimated total number of Other decapods in the sample]; Parasitic copepod [Estimated total number of Parasitic copepods in the sample]; Phoronida (actinotroch larvae) [Estimated total number of Phoronida (actiontroch larvae) in the sample]; Polychaete larvae (trochophores) [Estimated total number of Polychaete larvae (trochophores) in the sample]; Polychaete [Estimated total number of Polychaetes in the sample]; Pteropod [Estimated total number of Pteropods in the sample]; Pycnogonids [Estimated total number of Pycnogonids in the sample]; Salps [Estimated total number of Salps in the sample]; Siphonophore [Estimated total number of Siphonophores in the sample]; Sipunculid [Estimated total number of Sipuncula in the sample]; Stomatopod [Estimated total number of Stomatopods in the sample]; Tanaid [Estimated total number of Tanaids in the sample]; Tornaria Larvae [Estimated total number of Torria Larvae in the sample]; and Unidentified organisms [Estimated total number of Unidentified organisms in the sample].
          
The worksheet "Ichthyoplankton Data": Cruise [Unique name assigned to each research cruise, PTS03]; Sample Date [Date of sample collection, mm/dd/yyyy]; Station [CONCORDE station name assigned]; Gear [Type of plankton net sampler used; BIONESS, Neuston Net, Ring Net]; Tow # [Unique number assigned to each BIONESS tow]; Sample ID [Unique number assigned to each plankton sample]; Latitude [Latitude of sample collection, decimal degrees]; Longitude [Longitude of sample collection, decimal degrees]; Net [BIONESS net number]; Bin (m) [Nominal depth range sampled during the BIONESS tow (in meters)]; Mid=middle water column; Bottom=lower water column]; Mesh (um) [BIONESS plankton net mesh size (in micrometers)]; Swept Volume (m^3) [Volume of water filtered (m3) during plankton net tow]; Displacement Volume (mL) [Estimate of plankton biomass in mL]; Total Fish [Estimated number of fish larvae (all taxa) in the sample]; Total Eggs [Estimated number of fish eggs in the sample]; Family [Identification to the lowest taxonomic classification]; Standard Length (mm) 1 - 10 [Standard length of specimen (unless noted with NL, then used notochord length)]; Measured [The total number of individual larval fish by taxa measured]; Not Measured [The total number of individual larval fish by taxa not measured]; Total [The total number of individual larval fish by taxa]; and Comments [Comments by ichtyhoplankton taxonomist].
          
The file "GRIIDC_Cruise_Data_Documentation_PTS03" is the cruise documentation with the cruise information for the R/V Point Sur cruise PS17_02 (CONCORDE cruise PTS03) led by chief scientist Dr Christian Briseño-Avena. Please note that that the heading “Bin Category” is not applicable to “Ichthyoplankton Data”.|Zooplankton Processing: Plankton displacement volume was determined following the methods outlined in the ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) Zooplankton Methodology Manual. Samples greater with displacement volumes > 60 mL were further split to generate "sample aliquots", of which one was selected for further processing. The sample aliquot for sorting was poured into a 1000 mL graduated pitcher, and the volume was adjusted to a total of at least 200 mL but no more than 500 mL; this "count volume" was recorded. The aliquot was then stirred and aerated for 1 minute to ensure homogeneity. After aerating, an aliquot using a Stempel Pipet was taken and the "zooplankton aliquot" volume was recorded. The ideal aliquot should be enough to provide a count of at least 200 copepods and 200 of the other organisms combined, but small enough to prevent going over 500 for either. All organisms in the aliquot were counted ("taxon count"). The aliquot was then set aside for quality assurance/quality control by another taxonomist. From every set of 10 sample aliquot counts processed by an individual, one counted aliquot was randomly selected and recounted by someone other than the original taxonomist.
          
Two requirements must be fulfilled to pass the QA/QC process: 1) Copepod abundances and total non-copepod abundances must be no more than 10% different or no less than 90% the same. 2) The top 90% of organisms ranked by abundance should be in the same order for the initial sorter and the QA/QC sorter. Exceptions include reversing ranks based on abundances that are within 5% of one another. If the selected aliquot failed, another sample was randomly selected from the same batch and examined. If the second aliquot fails, the entire batch of 10 was re-counted. The total number of each zooplankton taxon for each sample (the column values in the data set for each taxon) was then estimated using the following equation: 1) Total number in sample = Taxon count x (Count Volume / Zooplankton Aliquot) x Sample Aliquot 2) The density (number per cubic meter) of each taxon can then be derived by dividing the column values for each taxon by the swept volume. Ichthyoplankton Processing: Fish eggs were sorted from the samples and enumerated; fish larvae were sorted from the samples, identified to the lowest possible taxonomic level, and enumerated.||||Harris, Roger, Peter Wiebe, Jurgen Lenz, Hein Rune Skjoldal, and Mark Huntley. (Eds.). (2000). ICES zooplankton methodology manual. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-327645-2.X5000-2
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