CTD, water quality, plankton species abundance,quantitative phytoplankton profiles and chlorophyll a and b concentrations in sediment samples data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1212 in the northern Gulf of Mexico from 2011-05-21 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0175053)

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This dataset contains CTD, water quality, plankton species abundance, quantitative phytoplankton profiles, and chlorophyll a and b concentrations in sediment samples data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1212 in the northern Gulf of Mexico from 2011-05-21 to 2013-09-16. CTD data were collected from 26 sites from 2012-05-05 to 2012-05-07. In addition, water samples were collected and analyzed for nutrient concentrations at the Wetlands Research Laboratory at the University of West Florida. Quantitative nanoplankton census data were taken via scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to determine after-the-fact, the effects of the Macondo Oil Spill on skeletal (coccolith)-bearing phytoplankton. Plankton samples were collected from 14 offshore shelf sites from 2012-05-05 to 2012-05-07 and abundances were recorded as counts and as percentages of the total sample. Quantitative phytoplankton profiles were taken specifically at station P7, and these data includes the depth, the volume filtered, the number of cells of each taxon counted, the calculated abundance of each taxon in cells per liter, and micrographs taken during the analysis. For this, one-liter samples were collected from the surface and at different depths using Niskin bottles. Samples were filtered onto a 0.45 micrometer nitrocellulose filter and air-dried. A portion of each filter was mounted on an aluminum stub, sputter-coated, and examined with a JEOL JSM-6480 LV scanning electron microscope. Diatoms, coccolithophores, and armored dinoflagellates were identified to the lowest possible taxonomic category. The number of cells of each taxon in a field of view at a magnification of 1000x was recorded, with up to 700 fields-of-view examined, depending on the density of phytoplankton in the sample. Similarly, sediment samples were collected using replicate Shipek sediment grabs from 28 samples sites between 2011-05-21 and 2013-09-16. Sediment was frozen in the field for transfer to the laboratory. Once in the laboratory, samples were acetone extracted and fluorescence was determined on a Perkin Elmer scanning fluorometer. Standard chlorophyll preparations were used for sample quantification.
  • Cite as: Snyder, Richard A.; Nienow, James (2018). CTD, water quality, plankton species abundance,quantitative phytoplankton profiles and chlorophyll a and b concentrations in sediment samples data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1212 in the northern Gulf of Mexico from 2011-05-21 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0175053). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175053. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2011-05-21 to 2013-09-16
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.33333
S: 29.293
E: -85.775
W: -87.25
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General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Plankton species abundance data collected from R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, May 2012 (BE-1212)
  • Quantitative phytoplankton profiles data for Pensacola Transect Station P7 collected during R/V Bellows cruise BE-1212 in the Gulf of Mexico on 2012-05-05
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-08-03
  • revision: 2018-12-07
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
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
Submission Package ID: 1639C1

In this accession, NCEI has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best) version of these data has the largest version number.

Data Parameters and Units: Conductivity (S/m), Depth (m), Temperature (deg C), Pressure(db), Oxygen (% saturation), Oxygen Saturation (ml/l), Salinity (PSU), Fluorescence (mg/m^3), Turbidity (NTU), Ammonia (ug N/L), Total Nitrate/Nitrite (ug N/L), Phosphorus (ug P/L), Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (mg N/L), Total Phosphorus (mg P/L), Coccolithophore cell density (cells/L), Coccolith species count - Number of listed species encountered, species name, count of cells, cells/filter (calculated), depth (meters), Scanning Electron Images of coccolith species (instrument, magnification, genus, species), Site (Station ID), Date/time (mm-dd-yyyy/ EDT), Length of tow (meters), Count (diatoms and dinoflagellates counted as cells, cyanobacteria as colonies/filaments, zooplankton as individuals), Percentage (percentage of total sample), Chlorophyll a (mg/m^2), Chlorophyll b (mg/m^2); Cruise ID: BE-1212

Data Parameters and Units: Cell counts in cell/filter and cells/liter at specified depths. One-liter samples were collected from the surface and at depths of 25, 50, 75, 100, 125 and 150 meters using Niskin bottles. Up to one liter of each sample was filtered onto a 0.45 micrometer nitrocellulose filter and air-dried. A portion of each filter was mounted on an aluminum stub, sputter-coated, and examined with a JEOL JSM-6480 LV scanning electron microscope. Diatoms, coccolithophores, and armored dinoflagellates were identified to the lowest possible taxonomic category. The number of cells of each taxon in a field of view at a magnification of 1000x was recorded, with up to 700 fields-of-view examined, depending on the density of phytoplankton in the sample. JEOL JSM-6480 LV scanning electron microscope. Cruise ID: BE-1212
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Snyder, Richard A.; Nienow, James (2018). CTD, water quality, plankton species abundance,quantitative phytoplankton profiles and chlorophyll a and b concentrations in sediment samples data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1212 in the northern Gulf of Mexico from 2011-05-21 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0175053). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175053. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Snyder, Richard A.
  • Nienow, James
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Richard Snyder
    Virginia Institute of Marine Science / Eastern Shore Laboratory
  • James Nienow
    Valdosta State University / Department of Biology
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
  • Related Funding Agency: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information & Data Cooperative (GRIIDC)
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > PLANKTON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > PLANKTON > PHYTOPLANKTON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > AMMONIA
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRITE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > FLUORESCENCE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > TURBIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY
Provider Keywords
  • coccolith species count
  • coccolithophore cell density
  • depth profiles
  • total Kjeldahl nitrogen
  • water column depth
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • 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
  • CWM/VIMS > Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • FLUOROMETERS
  • NISKIN BOTTLES
  • TURBIDITY METERS
Provider Instruments
  • JEOL JSM-6480 LV scanning electron microscope
  • Perkin Elmer Scanning Fluorometer
  • Shipek sediment grab
  • scanning electron Microscope
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Provider Place Names
  • Northern Gulf of Mexico
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Provider Project Names
  • Deepsea to Coast Connectivity in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (DEEP-C)
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Snyder, Richard A.; Nienow, James (2018). CTD, water quality, plankton species abundance,quantitative phytoplankton profiles and chlorophyll a and b concentrations in sediment samples data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1212 in the northern Gulf of Mexico from 2011-05-21 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0175053). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175053. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
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Processing Steps
  • 2018-08-03T19:51:20Z - NCEI Accession 0175053 v1.1 was published.
  • 2018-12-07T15:49:48Z - NCEI Accession 0175053 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: water depth (measured); Units: meter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: WATER TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: profile; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: CONDUCTIVITY (measured); Units: S/m; Observation Category: profile; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: SALINITY (measured); Units: psu; Observation Category: profile; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE (measured); Units: db; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: FLUORESCENCE (measured); Units: mg/m3; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: fluorometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: turbidity (measured); Units: ntu; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Turbidity Meter.
  • Parameter or Variable: NUTRIENTS (measured); Units: na; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: CHLOROPHYLL (measured); Units: mg/m2; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: OXYGEN (measured); Units: % saturation; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: PLANKTON (measured); Units: count; Observation Category: Plankton; Sampling Instrument: Shipek Sediment Grabs.
  • Parameter or Variable: sea_water_temperature (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: profile; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: Oxygen Saturation (measured); Units: ml/l; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: Fluorescence (measured); Units: mg/m3; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Perkin Elmer Scanning Fluorometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: AMMONIA (NH3) (measured); Units: ug N/L; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: bottle.
  • Parameter or Variable: Total Nitrate/Nitrite (measured); Units: ug N/L; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: bottle.
  • Parameter or Variable: Phosphorus (measured); Units: ug P/L; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (measured); Units: mg N/L; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: bottle.
  • Parameter or Variable: TOTAL PHOSPHORUS (measured); Units: mg P/L; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: bottle.
  • Parameter or Variable: Coccolithophore cell density (measured); Units: cells/L; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: Scanning Electron Microscope.
  • Parameter or Variable: Coccolith species count (calculated); Units: Number of listed species encountered, species name, count of cells, cells/filter (calculated); Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: Scanning Electron Microscope.
  • Parameter or Variable: Chlorophyll a (measured); Units: mg/m2; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: bottle.
  • Parameter or Variable: CHLOROPHYLL B (measured); Units: mg/m2; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: bottle.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • bottle
  • CTD
  • fluorometer
  • Niskin bottle
  • sediment sampler - grab
  • Turbidity Meter
Platform
  • BELLOWS
Last Modified: 2019-09-21T21:04:15Z
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