Plankton community metabolism in Western Australia: estuarine, coastal and oceanic surface waters


Here we present a total of 86 stations sampled in six different areas along the Western Australian Coast in the southeastern Indian Ocean. This dataset includes measurements of planktonic net community production (NCP), gross primary production (GPP) and community respiration (CR) off coastal, estuarine and open ocean surface (0.5–3 m) waters between 15º - 36º South and 107º - 122º East. We also reported the following data for each station: temperature (ºC), salinity, nitrate (µM), phosphate (µM), chlorophyll-a (mg/m³), heterotrophic prokaryote abundance (cells/ml), Synechococcus abundance (cells/ml), picoeukaryotes abundance (cells/ml) and Prochlorococcus abundance (cells/ml).

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Creator García-Corral, Lara S ORCID logo; Duarte, Carlos Manuel ORCID logo; Agustí, Susana ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 1576 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (107.240W, -35.980S, 122.156E, -15.035N); Indian Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 2011-03-10T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-03-24T00:00:00Z