Micro-zooplankton and its abundance relative to the larger zooplankton and other seston components, 08 February 1967 to 27 February 1967 (NODC Accession 0000916)

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Micro-zooplankton populations in the upper 100 m were sampled from 5 marine environments in the northeast Pacific Ocean extending from slope waters off San Diego to an oceanic site near Isla Guadalupe, and their abundance related to that of the larger zooplankton, phytoplankton (as estimated from chlorophyll a), and detritus. The micro-zooplankton and other components of the seston were subdivided into 3 fractions on the basis of size in the deck-mounted collecting unit of a seawater pumping system. Through the ephotic zone at each site, the Protozoa,of which ciliates were the dominant forms, accounted for 95% or more of the total micro-zooplankton numbers. Their biomass, as volume, was estimated to be 13 to 28% of that of the total micro-zooplankton. The standing stock of micro-zooplankton over the euphotic zone at the various sites, in terms of dry-weight, was estimated to be 14 to 34% (average 23%) of that of the phytoplankton crop. Micro-zooplankton volumes in the upper 100 m were 21 to 26% of those for the larger zooplankton sampled over the same depth.
  • Cite as: Pitcher, Michelle; University of California - San Diego > Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2010). Micro-zooplankton and its abundance relative to the larger zooplankton and other seston components, 08 February 1967 to 27 February 1967 (NODC Accession 0000916). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1967-02-08 to 1967-02-27
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 32.5
S: 28.333333
E: -117.516667
W: -118.833333
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-17
  • revision: 2013-03-15
Edition 1.2
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  • Cite as: Pitcher, Michelle; University of California - San Diego > Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2010). Micro-zooplankton and its abundance relative to the larger zooplankton and other seston components, 08 February 1967 to 27 February 1967 (NODC Accession 0000916). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > PLANKTON > PHYTOPLANKTON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
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  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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  • NETS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
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  • Cite as: Pitcher, Michelle; University of California - San Diego > Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2010). Micro-zooplankton and its abundance relative to the larger zooplankton and other seston components, 08 February 1967 to 27 February 1967 (NODC Accession 0000916). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2010-12-17T02:25:46 - NCEI Accession 0000916 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-03-15T01:30:20 - NCEI Accession 0000916 was revised and v1.2 was published.
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