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IMOS - AusCPR: Zooplankton Abundance

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AusCPR: Zooplankton Abundance The Australian Continuous Plankton Recorder (AusCPR) survey is a joint project of CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR) and the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) to measure plankton communities as a guide to the health of Australia's oceans. The zooplankton analysis is conducted differently to that described in Richardson et al 2006 as it is counted off the silk in a bogorov tray. This is accomplished by rinsing the silks in water and straining through a 10 micron mesh sieve. The collected plankton is transferred to a bogorov tray and counted under a disecting scope. This is done to retain the phytoplankton. After counting the zooplankton and phytoplankton are stored with the silk segment in PGP preservative. AusCPR decided to analyse the zooplankton this way as it provides a more accurate analysis of the zooplankton present. It is easy to miss zooplankton when it is still on the silk and it is harder to identify. The aims of the AusCPR survey are to: * map plankton biodiversity and distribution * develop the first long-term plankton baseline for Australian waters * document plankton changes in response to climate change * provide indices for fisheries management * detect harmful algal blooms * validate satellite remote sensing * initialise and test ecosystem models Servicing and maintenance of the CPRs and analysis of the samples for the AusCPR survey will be carried out by staff based at the CMAR laboratories in Queensland and at the AAD in Hobart. The project was funded by the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) and falls with the Ships of Opportunity facility. Data storage and access is planned to be interoperable with other national and international programs through the IMOS eMarine Information Infrastructure (eMII). Results from the AusCPR survey are available through the IMOS data portal: http://imos.aodn.org.au/webportal/ For information on using the data please refer to the Richardson et al. 2006. As the taxonomic resolution of the data has changed over time, due to continual training, it is important that users refer to the change log tables included in your data download. These will provide information on the validity of the taxa, from what date we have been identifying certain taxa etc. Classification fields may be blank depending on the level to which that taxa has been identified, i.e. if only identified to family, genus and species will be blank. This data is freely available but please acknowledge all relevant parties, as detailed in acknowledgement section: ---- These data are from the Australian Continuous Plankton Recorder (AusCPR) survey part of the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) - IMOS is a national collaborative research infrastructure, supported by the Australian Government. Please also acknowledge the relevant party that helped to collect the data. This information is contained in the download of the zooplankton abundance. ANL - ANL Windarra container shipping CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation MNF - Marine National Facility Sealord Group Ltd. SOCPR - Southern Ocean Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey AIMS - Australian Institute of Marine Science GA - Geoscience Australia Swire Shipping Malaspina Cruise - March 2011 aboard vessel Hespérides ---- Additional information for this dataset may be available via the metadata link below: http://www.marlin.csiro.au/geonetwork/srv/eng/search#!c1344e70-480e-0993-e044-00144f7bc0f4

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 66,671 records.

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How to cite

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These data are from the Australian Continuous Plankton Recorder (AusCPR) survey part of the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) - IMOS is a national collaborative research infrastructure, supported by the Australian Government. Please also acknowledge the relevant party that helped to collect the data. This information is contained in the download of the zooplankton abundance. ANL - ANL Windarra container shipping CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation MNF - Marine National Facility Sealord Group Ltd. SOCPR - Southern Ocean Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey AIMS - Australian Institute of Marine Science GA - Geoscience Australia Swire Shipping Malaspina Cruise - March 2011 aboard vessel Hespérides

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 456619c2-c56e-4d4b-86df-ddc80750bda8.  CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Atlas of Living Australia.

Keywords

Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Microbiota; Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Organic Matter; Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature; Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity; Occurrence; Observation

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

Metadata Linkhttp://www.marlin.csiro.au/geonetwork/srv/eng/search?uuid=c1344e70-480e-0993-e044-00144f7bc0f4 utf-8 xml mcp 1.5

Contacts

Who created the resource:

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere - Information and Data Centre
Data Officer
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Ecosciences Precinct, Dutton Park 4102 Brisbane QLD AU
https://research.csiro.au/oa-idc/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Data Officer
Data Officer - Information & Data Centre
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere GPO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tas AU
https://research.csiro.au/oa-idc/

Who filled in the metadata:

Data Officer
Data Officer - Information & Data Centre
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere GPO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tas AU
https://research.csiro.au/oa-idc/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
OBIS Australia Node Manager
OBIS Australia Node Manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere GPO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tas AU
https://www.obis.org.au

Geographic Coverage

Australian Ocean Territory

Bounding Coordinates South West [-65, 105], North East [-10, 175]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2009-06-01 / 2019-06-30

Project Data

No Description available

Title CSIRO OA IMOS AusCPR Project

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
C.H. Davies

Sampling Methods

Data sampling is being conducted as part of a larger IMOS monitoring program. The silk is removed from the CPR cassette and processed as described in Richardson et al 2006. The phytoplankton colour index (PCI) and the phytoplankton data are also analysed as per Richardson et al 2006. The zooplankton analysis is conducted differently to that described in Richardson et al 2006 as it is counted off the silk in a bogorov tray. This is accomplished by rinsing the silks in water and straining through a 10 micron mesh sieve. The collected plankton is transferred to a bogorov tray and counted under a disecting scope. This is done to retain the phytoplankton. After counting the zooplankton and phytoplankton are stored with the silk segment in PGP preservative. AusCPR decided to analyse the zooplankton this way as it provides a more accurate analysis of the zooplankton present. It is easy to miss zooplankton when it is still on the silk and it is harder to identify.

Study Extent -10.0 N, 105.0 E, 175.0 E, -65.0 S

Method step description:

  1. Refer to literature.

Collection Data

Collection Name IMOS - AusCPR: Zooplankton Abundance
Collection Identifier http://imos.aodn.org.au/webportal/
Parent Collection Identifier Not Applicable.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Richardson AJ, Walne AW, John AWG, Jonas TD, Lindley JA, Sims DW, Stevens D, Witt M (2006) Using continuous plankton recorder data. Prog Oceanogr 68:27-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2005.09.011

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers c1344e70-480e-0993-e044-00144f7bc0f4
456619c2-c56e-4d4b-86df-ddc80750bda8
http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=imos_auscpr_zoop