Zooplankton data: horizontal and vertical distribution, species composition, and abundance of zooplankton in the northern Gulf of Mexico, R/V Point Sur cruise, PTS01 from 2015-10-28 to 2015-11-02

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

DOI:
10.7266/9ZPWNJY9
 
UDI:
R4.x260.000:0130
Last Update:
Mar 25 2021 02:37 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:
2015-10-28 to 2015-11-02

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Suggested Citation:

Culpepper, Carla and Frank Hernandez. 2021. Zooplankton data: horizontal and vertical distribution, species composition, and abundance of zooplankton in the northern Gulf of Mexico, R/V Point Sur cruise, PTS01 from 2015-10-28 to 2015-11-02. Distributed by: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC), Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. doi:10.7266/9ZPWNJY9

Abstract:

This dataset contains zooplankton data (horizontal and vertical distribution, species composition, and abundance of zooplankton) in the northern Gulf of Mexico obtained aboard the R/V Point Sur (cruise PTS01) from 2015-10-28 to 2015-11-02. Depth-discrete and surface plankton samples were collected during CONCORDE cruise PTS01 (October 28th-November 5th, 2015) using two gear types: a Bedford Institute of Oceanography Net Environmental Sampling System (BIONESS) and a Neuston. The BIONESS (0.25 m2 opening) is a depth-discrete sampler that was fitted with six 333-µm mesh nets and three 202-µm mesh nets and the Neuston (1 x 2 m frame) was fitted with a 505-µm mesh net that sampled at the air-sea interface. 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 under low freshwater discharge conditions characteristic of the Fall. The dataset contains the date, and latitude and longitude coordinates of the sampling location. The cruise documentation was provided for the R/V Point Sur (cruise PTS01). The cruise was led by chief scientist Dr. Frank Hernandez/Monty Graham.

Purpose:

Data collection to understand the horizontal and vertical distribution, species composition, and abundance of zooplankton under low freshwater discharge conditions.

Theme Keywords:

zooplankton, Bioness, plankton, plankton tow, species composition, copepod, freshwater discharge, Bedford Institute of Oceanography Net Environmental Sampling System, abundance

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Zooplankton data: horizontal and vertical distribution, species composition, and abundance of zooplankton in the northern Gulf of Mexico, R/V Point Sur cruise, PTS01 from 2015-10-28 to 2015-11-02



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Identification info: Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Zooplankton data: horizontal and vertical distribution, species composition, and abundance of zooplankton in the northern Gulf of Mexico, R/V Point Sur cruise, PTS01 from 2015-10-28 to 2015-11-02 Alternate title: Date: Date: Date: 2021-07-02 Date type: Date type code: publication Identifier: Identifier: Code: Anchor: xlink: https://dx.doi.org/10.7266/9ZPWNJY9 title: DOI doi:10.7266/9ZPWNJY9 Abstract: This dataset contains zooplankton data (horizontal and vertical distribution, species composition, and abundance of zooplankton) in the northern Gulf of Mexico obtained aboard the R/V Point Sur (cruise PTS01) from 2015-10-28 to 2015-11-02. Depth-discrete and surface plankton samples were collected during CONCORDE cruise PTS01 (October 28th-November 5th, 2015) using two gear types: a Bedford Institute of Oceanography Net Environmental Sampling System (BIONESS) and a Neuston. The BIONESS (0.25 m2 opening) is a depth-discrete sampler that was fitted with six 333-µm mesh nets and three 202-µm mesh nets and the Neuston (1 x 2 m frame) was fitted with a 505-µm mesh net that sampled at the air-sea interface. 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 under low freshwater discharge conditions characteristic of the Fall. The dataset contains the date, and latitude and longitude coordinates of the sampling location. The cruise documentation was provided for the R/V Point Sur (cruise PTS01). The cruise was led by chief scientist Dr. Frank Hernandez/Monty Graham. Purpose: Data collection to understand the horizontal and vertical distribution, species composition, and abundance of zooplankton under low freshwater discharge conditions. 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: author Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: zooplankton Keyword: Bioness Keyword: plankton Keyword: plankton tow Keyword: species composition Keyword: copepod Keyword: freshwater discharge Keyword: Bedford Institute of Oceanography Net Environmental Sampling System Keyword: abundance Type: Keyword type code: theme Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Gulf of Mexico Keyword: northern Gulf of Mexico Keyword: Chandeleur Islands Keyword: Alabama/Florida border Type: Keyword type code: place Resource constraints: title: Cite As Constraints: Use limitation: Culpepper, Carla and Frank Hernandez. 2021. Zooplankton data: horizontal and vertical distribution, species composition, and abundance of zooplankton in the northern Gulf of Mexico, R/V Point Sur cruise, PTS01 from 2015-10-28 to 2015-11-02. Distributed by: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC), Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. doi:10.7266/9ZPWNJY9 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. 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Language: eng; USA Topic category: Topic category code: biota Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -88.613267 East bound longitude: -87.523833 South bound latitude: 29.590517 North bound latitude: 30.192633 Geographic element: BoundingPolygon: Polygon: gml:MultiPoint: gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.59225 -88.595115 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 30.192633 -87.529517 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.660383 -87.54775 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.663967 -87.523833 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 30.0915 -88.613267 gml:pointMember: Point: gml:pos: 29.590517 -88.597033 Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Description: ground condition Begin date: 2015-10-28 End date: 2015-11-02 Supplemental Information: Zooplankton data tab: Cruise, Sample Date, Station, Gear, Tow Number, Sample ID, Latitude, Longitude, Net, Bin (m), Bin Category, Mesh (um), Swept Volume (m^3), Displacement Volume (mL), Taxa|Plankton displacement volume was determined following the methods outlined in the ICES Zooplankton Methodology Manual (2000, Eds. R. Harris, P. Wiebe, J. Lenz, H.-R. Skjoldal and M. Huntley). 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:
          
Total number in sample = Taxon count x (Count Volume / Zooplankton Aliquot) x Sample Aliquot
          
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.||||Carlotti, Francois, Jarl Giske, and F. Werner. 2000. Modeling zooplankton dynamics. InICES Zooplankton Methodology Manual. Ed. by Roger P. Harris, Peter Wiebe, Jurgen Lenz, Mark Huntley, and Hein-Rune Skjoldal. Academic Press, New York. DOI:10.1016/B978-012327645-2/50013-X.
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