Biogeographic distribution of different extant coccolithophore taxa in the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean


We investigated plankton samples collected during RV Polarstern cruise ANT-XXVI/2 (from 27th November 2009 to 27th January 2010) along a broad E-W transect in the Pacific sector of the SO during austral summer. One hundred and fifty samples from twenty-nine stations were collected from the upper 150 m of the water column. Coccospheres per liter were counted using a scanning electronmicroscope (SEM). The different extant coccolithophore taxa numbers and assemblage distribution in relation to the frontal dynamics of the SO provide valuable information for potential future paleoceanographic reconstructions.

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Creator Saavedra-Pellitero, Mariem ORCID logo; Baumann, Karl-Heinz; Flores, José-Abel (ORCID: 0000-0003-1909-293X); Gersonde, Rainer ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
Publication Year 2020
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 2400 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-80.086W, -68.730S, 174.525E, -44.769N); South Pacific Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 2009-11-29T23:44:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2010-01-23T21:13:00Z