Macroplankton and micronekton length/size frequencies from the Norwegian Sea 2019-2020


We provide here a curated set of data containing representative length/size measurements of key macroplankton and mesopelagic fish collected by a Macroplankton trawl (~6 m x 6 m mouth opening, non-graded mesh with 3 mm light-opening) from cruises in the Norwegian Sea during the International Ecosystem Survey in the Nordic Seas (IESNS) in May to June 2019 and 2020. The collected material is obtained from standardized V-shaped hauls down to a maximum depth of about 1000 m, although some shallower V-hauls are included either to look at the vertically migrating mesopelagic organisms that enter the epipelagic domain during nighttime hours, or because of depth restrictions due to shallow bottom topography.

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Creator Knutsen, Tor ORCID logo; Strand, Espen ORCID logo; Klevjer, Thor Aleksander; Thorsen Broms, Cecilie; Melle, Webjørn
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2024
Funding Reference Horizon 2020 Crossref Funder ID 817806 Sustainable management of mesopelagic resources; Institute of Marine Research, Bergen Crossref Funder ID 14931 Monitoring the environment and plankton in the Norwegian Sea
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 9587 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-11.372W, 62.292S, 19.899E, 72.871N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-05-03T19:50:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2020-05-26T16:26:00Z