CTD, plankton relative abundance, and quantitative phytoplankton profiles data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1307 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2012-10-13 to 2012-10-15 (NCEI Accession 0175369)

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This dataset contains CTD, plankton species relative abundance, and quantitative phytoplankton profiles data collected from 9 sites off the Florida Panhandle at the head of DeSoto Canyon, Gulf of Mexico aboard the R/V Bellows cruise BE-1307 from 2012-10-13 to 2012-10-15. Plankton samples were collected using a net with mesh size of 25 micrometer and 0.5m diameter. Plankton abundance data reports the location, date, time, and length of tow for each sample. Plankton species are categorized as Ceratium spp., Dinophysis spp., other dinoflagellates, Chaetoceros spp., Rhizosolenia/Guinardia, Eucampia/Hemiaulus, other chain-forming diatoms, Thalassionema spp., Nitzschiod diatoms, other diatoms, Cyanobacteria (Trichodesmium spp.), and Zooplankton. Abundances were recorded as individual counts as well as percentages of total sample. Diatoms and dinoflagellates were counted as cells, cyanobacteria as colonies/filaments, zooplankton as individuals. Quantitative phytoplankton profiles were taken specifically at 5 sites (P1, P3, P5, P7, D1) 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: Nienow, James; Snyder, Richard (2018). CTD, plankton relative abundance, and quantitative phytoplankton profiles data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1307 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2012-10-13 to 2012-10-15 (NCEI Accession 0175369). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175369. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2012-10-13 to 2012-10-15
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.33333
S: 29.29333
E: -86.66667
W: -87.25
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Conductivity, temperature, and depth data from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1307, October 13-15, 2012
  • Plankton relative abundance data for samples collected during the R/V Bellows Cruise of DeSoto Canyon, October 2012 (BE-1307)
  • Quantitative phytoplankton profiles for Pensacola Transect Station P1 collected during the R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, October 13, 2012
  • Quantitative phytoplankton profiles for Pensacola Transect Station P3 collected during the R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, October 13, 2012
  • Quantitative phytoplankton profiles for Pensacola Transect Station P5 collected during the R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, October 13, 2012
  • Quantitative phytoplankton profiles for Pensacola Transect Station P7 collected during the R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, October 15, 2012
  • Quantitative phytoplankton profiles for Pensacola Transect Station D1 collected during the R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, October 15, 2012
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-08-21
  • revision: 2018-12-17
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: MA1D9A
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: CTD data - Conductivity (S/m), Depth (m), Temperature (deg C), Pressure(db), Oxygen saturation (% saturation), Oxygen (ml/l), Salinity (PSU), Fluorescence (mg/m^3), Turbidity (NTU). Plankton abundance data - all the excel and csv files include: site (station ID), date/time (MM-DD-YY/hh:mm, EST), length of tow (meters), count (diatoms and dinoflagellates counted as cells, cyanobacteria as colonies/filaments, zooplankton as individuals), Percentage (percentage of total plankton represented by each group), SamplingLocation.txt file includes: station (station ID), latitude (decimal degrees), longitude (decimal degrees), depth (vertical tow depth, meters), mesh size of the net used (micrometers), diameter of the net used (meters). Cruise ID: BE-1307

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-1307
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: Nienow, James; Snyder, Richard (2018). CTD, plankton relative abundance, and quantitative phytoplankton profiles data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1307 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2012-10-13 to 2012-10-15 (NCEI Accession 0175369). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175369. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Nienow, James
  • Snyder, Richard
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 > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > FLUORESCENCE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > TURBIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Provider Keywords
  • Ecology
  • Phytoplankton
  • Species relative abundance
  • Taxonomy
  • 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 Provider Data Center Keywords
  • Valdosta State University Department of Biology
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
  • FLUOROMETERS
  • NISKIN BOTTLES
  • PLANKTON NETS
Provider Instruments
  • Colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) sensor
  • JEOL JSM-6480 LV scanning electron microscope
  • Nephelometric Turbidity Unit
  • Plankton net
  • SBE 25
  • SBE 43
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: Nienow, James; Snyder, Richard (2018). CTD, plankton relative abundance, and quantitative phytoplankton profiles data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1307 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2012-10-13 to 2012-10-15 (NCEI Accession 0175369). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175369. Accessed [date].
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Lineage information for: dataset
Processing Steps
  • 2018-08-21T14:11:20Z - NCEI Accession 0175369 v1.1 was published.
  • 2018-12-17T15:44:49Z - NCEI Accession 0175369 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.
Output Datasets
Lineage information for: dataset
Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: PLANKTON (measured); Units: cells/liter; Observation Category: plankton; Sampling Instrument: Plankton net.
  • 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: Species relative abundance (measured); Units: count of cells; Observation Category: plankton abundance; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: water depth (measured); Units: na; Observation Category: profile; Sampling Instrument: na.
  • Parameter or Variable: ZOOPLANKTON (measured); Units: cell/liter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Niskin bottle.
  • Parameter or Variable: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > PHYTOPLANKTON (measured); Units: cell/liter; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: Niskin bottle.
  • Parameter or Variable: CONDUCTIVITY (measured); Units: Siemens/meter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: SALINITY (measured); Units: psu; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: TEMPERATURE - WATER - CONTINUOUS MEASUREMENT [WATER TEMPERATURE] (measured); Units: degrees C; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: OXYGEN (measured); Units: milligrams/liter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: SBE 43.
  • Parameter or Variable: OXYGEN - PERCENT SATURATION (measured); Units: percent; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: OXYGEN Saturation (measured); Units: milligrams/liter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: PRESSURE - WATER [HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE] (measured); Units: dbar; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD; Sampling and Analyzing Method: strain gauge.
  • Parameter or Variable: FLUORESCENCE (measured); Units: milligrams/cubic meter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CDOM.
  • Parameter or Variable: FLUORESCENCE (measured); Units: milligrams/cubic meter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: fluorometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: turbidity (measured); Units: N/A; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Nephelometric Turbidity Unit.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • CTD
  • fluorometer
  • net - plankton net
  • Niskin bottle
Platform
  • BELLOWS
Last Modified: 2019-01-08T20:10:36Z
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