Plankton species relative abundance data collected during R/V Bellows cruise BE-1322 in the DeSoto Canyon, Gulf of Mexico from 2013-06-02 to 2013-06-04 (NCEI Accession 0175422)

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This dataset reports plankton species relative abundances from sites off the Florida Panhandle Bight at the head of DeSoto Canyon. Plankton samples were collected from 15 offshore shelf sites from June 02 to June 04, 2013. It includes sites, date/times, length of tow, plankton samples, counts, and the percentage of total sample represented by each group. Plankton species were categorized as Ceratium spp., Dinophysis spp., other dinoflagellates, Chaetoceros/Bacteriastrum spp., Rhizosolenia/Guinardia spp, Eucampia/Hemiaulus spp., other chain-forming diatoms, Thalassionematales spp., Nitzschioid diatoms, other diatoms, Cyanobacteria (Trichodesmium spp.), and zooplankton.
  • Cite as: Nienow, James (2018). Plankton species relative abundance data collected during R/V Bellows cruise BE-1322 in the DeSoto Canyon, Gulf of Mexico from 2013-06-02 to 2013-06-04 (NCEI Accession 0175422). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175422. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2013-06-02 to 2013-06-04
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.33333
S: 29.41667
E: -85.775
W: -87.25
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Plankton species abundance data collected during R/V Bellows cruise BE-1205 in the DeSoto Canyon from 2011-10-24 to 2011-10-26
  • CTD, water quality, and phytoplankton data from the R/V Bellows cruise BE-1322 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2013-06-02 to 2013-06-04 (NCEI Accession 0161217)
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-08-21
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: F1LWCN
Data Parameters and Units: All the excel and csv files include: site (station ID), date/time (MM-DD-YYYY/hh:mm, CDT/EDT; for station P1, P3, P5, P7, and P9 time is reported in CDT, and for other stations time is reported in EDT), 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-1322
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. 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 (2018). Plankton species relative abundance data collected during R/V Bellows cruise BE-1322 in the DeSoto Canyon, Gulf of Mexico from 2013-06-02 to 2013-06-04 (NCEI Accession 0175422). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175422. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Nienow, James
Collaborators
  • Richard Snyder
    Virginia Institute of Marine Science / Eastern Shore Laboratory
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • 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 > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
Provider Keywords
  • Ecology
  • Phytoplankton
  • Species relative abundance
  • Taxonomy
  • Vertical tow 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
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
  • PLANKTON NETS
Provider Instruments
  • Plankton net
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 (2018). Plankton species relative abundance data collected during R/V Bellows cruise BE-1322 in the DeSoto Canyon, Gulf of Mexico from 2013-06-02 to 2013-06-04 (NCEI Accession 0175422). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0175422. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2018-08-21T13:45:16Z - NCEI Accession 0175422 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
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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: N/A.
  • Parameter or Variable: ZOOPLANKTON (measured); Units: cell/liter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: net - plankton net.
  • Parameter or Variable: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > PHYTOPLANKTON (measured); Units: cell/liter; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: net - plankton net.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • net - plankton net
Platform
  • BELLOWS
Last Modified: 2019-09-30T16:26:29Z
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