CTD and plankton relative abundance data collected during R/V Bellows cruise BE-1403 in the DeSoto Canyon, Gulf of Mexico from 2013-09-14 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0176511)

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This dataset contains CTD and plankton species relative abundance data collected during R/V Bellows cruise BE-1403 from 2013-09-14 to 2013-09-16. CTD data were collected from 27 sample sites, while plankton samples were collected from 14 offshore shelf sites off the Florida Panhandle at the head of DeSoto Canyon using a net with a mesh size of 25-micrometer and 0.5-meter diameter. Plankton abundance data report 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 the total sample. Diatoms and dinoflagellates counted as cells, cyanobacteria as colonies/filaments, and zooplankton as individuals.
  • Cite as: Snyder, Richard A; Nienow, James (2018). CTD and plankton relative abundance data collected during R/V Bellows cruise BE-1403 in the DeSoto Canyon, Gulf of Mexico from 2013-09-14 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0176511). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0176511. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2013-09-14 to 2013-09-16
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.3333
S: 29.41667
E: -85.775
W: -87.25
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Plankton relative abundance data collected from R/V Bellows cruise of DeSoto Canyon, September 2013 (BE-1403)
  • Conductivity, temperature, and depth data collected during R/V Bellows cruise BE-1403 in the Gulf of Mexico from 2013-09-14 to 2013-09-16
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-10-01
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: 2AW5MN
Data Parameters and Units: CTD data - Conductivity (S/m), Depth (m), Temperature (deg C), Pressure(db), Oxygen saturation (% saturation), Oxygen (mg/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-YYYY/hh:mm, 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-1403
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: Snyder, Richard A; Nienow, James (2018). CTD and plankton relative abundance data collected during R/V Bellows cruise BE-1403 in the DeSoto Canyon, Gulf of Mexico from 2013-09-14 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0176511). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0176511. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Snyder, Richard A
  • Nienow, James
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 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 > 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 TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Provider Keywords
  • Ecology
  • Species relative abundance
  • Taxonomy
  • Vertical tow depth
  • Water column conductivity
  • Water column depth
  • Water column oxygen
  • Water column oxygen saturation
  • Water column pressure
  • Water column salinity
  • Water column temperature
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
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • FLUOROMETERS
  • PLANKTON NETS
  • TURBIDITY METERS
Provider Instruments
  • Plankton net
  • Sea-Bird SBE 25
  • Sea-Bird SBE 43
  • WET Labs ECO NTU
  • WET Labs ECO fluorometer
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 and plankton relative abundance data collected during R/V Bellows cruise BE-1403 in the DeSoto Canyon, Gulf of Mexico from 2013-09-14 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0176511). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0176511. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2018-10-01T16:01:35Z - NCEI Accession 0176511 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 > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees C; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY (measured); Units: siemens per meter (S/m); Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY (measured); Units: psu; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE (measured); Units: dbar; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > FLUORESCENCE (measured); Units: milligrams per cubic meter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: fluorometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > TURBIDITY (measured); Units: Nephelometric Turbidity Unit (NTU); Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: fluorometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN (measured); Units: mg/l; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD.
  • Parameter or Variable: OXYGEN - PERCENT SATURATION (measured); Units: percent; 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: Plankton Species Abundance (measured); Units: percent; Observation Category: biological; Sampling Instrument: net - plankton net.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • CTD
  • fluorometer
  • net - plankton net
  • Turbidity Meter
Platform
  • BELLOWS
Last Modified: 2019-01-04T19:55:45Z
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