CTD, water quality, coccolith taxonomy, microzooplankton abundance, and quantitative phytoplankton profiles data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1301 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2012-07-08 to 2012-07-10 (NCEI Accession 0175138)

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This dataset contains CTD, water quality, coccolith taxonomy, microzooplankton abundance, and quantitative phytoplankton profiles data collected from 26 sites off the Florida Panhandle at the head of DeSoto Canyon, Gulf of Mexico aboard the R/V Bellows cruise BE-1301 from 2012-07-08 to 2012-07-10. 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 to determine after-the-fact, the effects of the Macondo Oil Spill on skeletal (coccolith)-bearing phytoplankton. This dataset also reports microzooplankton species abundance from 13 offshore shelf sites. Samples were collected by vertically towing a 10 micron mesh net through the photic zone. Samples were preserved in 2% Lugols Iodine fixative and were processed in the laboratory under an inverted compound microscope (200x magnification). Plankton samples were identified to the lowest taxonomic level possible. Abundances were recorded as individual counts as well as normalized abundance (i.e. number of each species/total number of specimens examined in sample). Additionally, quantitative phytoplankton profiles were taken specifically at 5 sites (P1, P3, P5, P7, P9) along the Pensacola transect. 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. The dataset includes the depth, the volume filtered, the number of cells of each taxon counted, and the calculated abundance of each taxon in cells per liter. Micrographs taken during the analysis are included.
  • Cite as: Snyder, Richard A.; Nienow, James (2018). CTD, water quality, coccolith taxonomy, microzooplankton abundance, and quantitative phytoplankton profiles data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1301 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2012-07-08 to 2012-07-10 (NCEI Accession 0175138). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175138. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2012-07-08 to 2012-07-10
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.33333
S: 29.293
E: -85.8166
W: -87.25
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Conductivity, temperature, depth, water quality, and coccolith species data from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1301, July 8-10, 2012
  • Microzooplankton abundance data collected from R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, July 2012 (BE-1301)
  • Molecular characterization of benthic foraminifera communities from the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico shelf and slope following the Deepwater Horizon event
  • Quantitative phytoplankton profiles for Pensacola Transect Station P1 collected during the R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, July 8, 2012
  • Quantitative phytoplankton profiles for Pensacola Transect Station P3 collected during the R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, July 8, 2012
  • Quantitative phytoplankton profiles for Pensacola Transect Station P5 collected during the R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, July 8, 2012
  • Quantitative phytoplankton profiles for Pensacola Transect Station P7 collected during the R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, July 8, 2012
  • Quantitative phytoplankton profiles for Pensacola Transect Station P9 collected during the R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, July 8, 2012
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-08-09
  • revision: 2018-12-10
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
Data Parameters and Units: Conductivity (S/m), Depth (m), Temperature (deg C), Pressure(db), Oxygen saturation (% saturation), Oxygen (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 - Number of coccolithophore cells per liter of water, Coccolith species count - Number of listed species encountered, species name, count of cells, cells/filter (calculated), depth (meters), Microzooplankton counts and relative abundances. Dataset id, event id, event date (MM/DD/YY), event time (hh:mm:ss, EST), site name, latitude and longitude (decimal degrees), activity type, dataset description and parameters. Cruise ID: BE-1301

Data Parameters and Units: Cell counts in cells/filter and cells/liter at specified depths. One-liter samples were collected from the surface and at different depths (in meters) using Niskin bottles. 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-1301

Submission Package ID: 7WL8YY
In this accession, NCEI has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best) version of these data has the largest version number.
Purpose The purpose of this cruise was to evaluate the biological diversity and trophic interactions among organisms ranging from primary producers to apex predators and from the deep-sea benthos to the coast. Another objective was to develop phytoplankton profiles as baseline for future studies. These data contribute to a food web model used to determine risks to ecosystem structure and function and regional economies following from extreme anthropogenic events (e.g., discharged and background hydrocarbon) and adaptive management strategies.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Snyder, Richard A.; Nienow, James (2018). CTD, water quality, coccolith taxonomy, microzooplankton abundance, and quantitative phytoplankton profiles data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1301 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2012-07-08 to 2012-07-10 (NCEI Accession 0175138). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175138. 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
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 > CHLOROPHYLL
  • 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
Provider Keywords
  • Ammonia
  • Coccolith species count
  • Coccolithophore cell density
  • Depth sea water
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • Ecology
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Microzooplankton
  • Phosphorus
  • Taxonomy
  • Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen
  • Total Nitrate/Nitrite
  • Water column conductivity
  • Water column depth
  • Water column oxygen
  • Water column oxygen saturation
  • Water column pressure
  • Water column salinity
  • Water column temperature
  • Water depth profiles
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
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Provider Platform Names
  • RV Bellows
SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • NISKIN BOTTLES
  • PLANKTON NETS
Provider Instruments
  • ECO NTU
  • ECO fluorometers
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Chemical Meters/Analyzers > FLUOROMETERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Photon/Optical Detectors > SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Photon/Optical Detectors > TURBIDITY METERS
  • JEOL JSM-6480 LV scanning electron microscope
  • Sea-Bird SBE 25
  • Sea-Bird SBE 43
  • WET Labs
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
  • DeSoto Canyon
  • Florida shelf
  • 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, coccolith taxonomy, microzooplankton abundance, and quantitative phytoplankton profiles data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1301 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2012-07-08 to 2012-07-10 (NCEI Accession 0175138). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175138. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2018-08-09T17:53:41Z - NCEI Accession 0175138 v1.1 was published.
  • 2018-12-10T19:12:49Z - NCEI Accession 0175138 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: in situ; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE (measured); Units: db; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: NUTRIENTS (measured); Units: na; Observation Category: water chemistry; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: FLUORESCENCE (measured); Units: mg/m^3; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Chemical Meters/Analyzers > FLUOROMETERS.
  • Parameter or Variable: turbidity (measured); Units: NTU; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Photon/Optical Detectors > TURBIDITY METERS.
  • Parameter or Variable: CHLOROPHYLL (measured); Units: na; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: OXYGEN (measured); Units: ml/l; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Sea-Bird SBE 43.
  • Parameter or Variable: PLANKTON (measured); Units: count; Observation Category: plankton; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: Water column conductivity (measured); Units: S/m; Observation Category: profile; Sampling Instrument: Sea-Bird SBE 25.
  • Parameter or Variable: Water column depth (measured); Units: meter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: Water column temperature (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: profile; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: Water column pressure (measured); Units: db; Observation Category: profile; Sampling Instrument: Sea-Bird SBE 25.
  • Parameter or Variable: Water column oxygen (measured); Units: ml/l; Observation Category: profile; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: Water column oxygen saturation (measured); Units: % saturation; Observation Category: profile; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: Water column salinity (measured); Units: psu; Observation Category: profile; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: Fluorescence (measured); Units: mg/m^3; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: ECO fluorometers.
  • Parameter or Variable: turbidity (measured); Units: NTU; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: ECO NTU.
  • Parameter or Variable: na (measured); Units: na; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: WET Labs.
  • Parameter or Variable: Ammonia (measured); Units: ug N/L; Observation Category: water chemistry; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: Total Nitrate/Nitrite (measured); Units: ug N/L; Observation Category: water chemistry; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: Phosphorus (measured); Units: ug P/L; Observation Category: water chemistry; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: TOTAL PHOSPHORUS (measured); Units: mg P/L; Observation Category: water chemistry; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (measured); Units: mg N/L; Observation Category: water chemistry; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: Coccolithophore cell density (measured); Units: Number of coccolithophore cells per liter of water; Observation Category: phytoplankton abundance; Sampling Instrument: In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Photon/Optical Detectors > SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPES.
  • Parameter or Variable: Coccolith species count (measured); Units: Number of listed species encountered; Observation Category: plankton; Sampling Instrument: In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Photon/Optical Detectors > SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPES.
  • Parameter or Variable: Taxonomy (measured); Units: na; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: Ecology (measured); Units: na; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: Microzooplankton (measured); Units: na; Observation Category: plankton; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: Species abundance (measured); Units: count of cells; Observation Category: plankton; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: depth sea water electrical conductivity (measured); Units: S/m; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • CTD
  • net - plankton net
  • Niskin bottle
Platform
  • BELLOWS
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