Elemental composition and organic content of the salp Soestia zonaria in the temperate Northeast Atlantic and the Southwest Pacific over the Chatham Rise


Although the oceanic widespread pelagic tunicate Soestia zonaria has been studied for more than a century, little ecological information exists. Soestia primarily occurs in tropical to warm-temperate regions. Soestia specimens were collected in 2008 and 2021 during two research expeditions (EXPORTS cruise to the Northeast Atlantic and TAN0806 over the Chatham Rise, New Zealand) using MOCNESS-1 net and large midwater trawl with maximum sampling depths of 1000 m. In total, 140 Soestia specimens (oral-atrial length: 7–54 mm) were analysed for biomass parameters (wet weight, dry weight, ash-free dry weight, water content, organic content) and stoichiometry (carbon and nitrogen content, carbon-to-nitrogen ratio).

This study was additionally supported by two PhD projects (International Doctoral Fellowship & University of British Columbia's Graduate Four-Year Fellowship), the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) under NIWA's Strategic Science Investement Fund Coasts and Oceans and the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund.---Instruments used for: Freeze-drying: Edwards Modulyo Freeze Dryer (Oakville, Ontario, CA) Ashing: muffle furnace (SYBRON Thermolyne) Weighing: analytical balances (Mettler Toledo XP205, Sartorius BP 211 D), both used for all samples CN analysis: CN vario MICRO cube

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.962753
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Related Identifier References https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-0981(86)90231-5
Related Identifier References https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13663
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Creator Lüskow, Florian ORCID logo; Bahl, Alexis A ORCID logo; Décima, Moira (ORCID: 0000-0003-0340-648X); Steinberg, Deborah K ORCID logo; Pakhomov, Evgeny A
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference National Aeronautics and Space Administration https://doi.org/10.13039/100000104 Crossref Funder ID 80NSSC17K0654 ; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council https://doi.org/10.13039/501100000038 Crossref Funder ID RGPIN-2014-05107 Discovery grant
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 3003 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-14.862W, -44.620S, 175.266E, 48.742N); North Atlantic; Chatham Rise
Temporal Coverage Begin 2008-05-25T03:25:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2021-05-26T21:18:00Z