Plankton relative abundance from net samples and quantitative phytoplankton profiles data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1317 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2013-04-06 to 2013-04-08 (NCEI Accession 0176344)

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This dataset reports plankton species abundance from 14 sites off the Florida Panhandle Bight at the head of DeSoto Canyon, Gulf of Mexico aboard the R/V Bellows cruise BE-1317 from 2013-04-06 to 2013-04-08. Plankton samples were collected using a net with a mesh size of 25 micrometer and 0.5m diameter. This dataset reports the location, date, time, and length of tow for each sample. 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. Abundances were recorded as individual counts as well as percentages of the total sample. Quantitative phytoplankton profiles were taken specifically at 5 sites (P1, P3, P5, P7, P9). 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 (2018). Plankton relative abundance from net samples and quantitative phytoplankton profiles data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1317 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2013-04-06 to 2013-04-08 (NCEI Accession 0176344). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0176344. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2013-04-06 to 2013-04-08
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.33333
S: 29.416667
E: -85.52
W: -87.775
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General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Plankton relative abundance data for samples collected during the R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, April 2013 (BE-1317)
  • Quantitative phytoplankton profiles for Pensacola Transect Station P1 collected during the R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, April 6, 2013
  • Quantitative phytoplankton profiles for Pensacola Transect Station P3 collected during the R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, April 6, 2013
  • Quantitative phytoplankton profiles for Pensacola Transect Station P5 collected during the R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, April 6, 2013
  • Quantitative phytoplankton profiles for Pensacola Transect Station P7 collected during the R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, April 6, 2013
  • Quantitative phytoplankton profiles for Pensacola Transect Station P9 collected during the R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, April 6, 2013
  • CTD, water quality, and pigment data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1317 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2013-04-06 to 2013-04-08 (NCEI Accession 0160919)
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-09-25
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: 6PG6XU
Data Parameters and Units: Cell counts in cell/liter at specified depths. One-liter samples were collected from the surface and a depth 32 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-1317
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 a 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 (2018). Plankton relative abundance from net samples and quantitative phytoplankton profiles data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1317 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2013-04-06 to 2013-04-08 (NCEI Accession 0176344). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0176344. 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 > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > PLANKTON > PHYTOPLANKTON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
Provider Keywords
  • Depth profiles
  • Ecology
  • Taxonomy
  • photos
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
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
  • NISKIN BOTTLES
  • PLANKTON NETS
Provider Instruments
  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM)
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 relative abundance from net samples and quantitative phytoplankton profiles data collected from R/V Bellows cruise BE-1317 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2013-04-06 to 2013-04-08 (NCEI Accession 0176344). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0176344. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2018-09-25T13:08:10Z - NCEI Accession 0176344 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH (measured); Units: meter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON (measured); Units: N/A; Observation Category: biological; Sampling Instrument: net - plankton net.
  • Parameter or Variable: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON (measured); Units: N/A; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: Niskin bottle.
  • Parameter or Variable: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > PHYTOPLANKTON (measured); Units: N/A; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: Niskin bottle.
  • Parameter or Variable: Taxonomy (measured); Units: N/A; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).
  • Parameter or Variable: Ecology (measured); Units: N/A; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).
  • Parameter or Variable: species abundance (measured); Units: percent; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: net - plankton net.
  • Parameter or Variable: Depth profiles (measured); Units: N/A; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • net - plankton net
  • Niskin bottle
Platform
  • BELLOWS
Last Modified: 2019-01-08T19:55:35Z
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