Megafauna abundance records during 2017 and 2018 SponGES Cruises (GSGS2017110 and GS2018108) with RV G.O. Sars and ROV Ægir 6000 on Schulz Bank, Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge


Abundance records of megafauna observed in images extracted from six remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dives during two SponGES cruises conducted in the summers of 2017 and 2018. The ROV dives were performed by Ægir 6000 and the cruises were conducted on the RV G.O. Sars. The ROV dives traversed across various regions on the seamount, from the base of the seamount at 2700 m depth to the summit at 580 m depth. 600 images were selected and annotated from the dives where all megafauna >1 cm were documented in the imagery.

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Creator Meyer, Heidi Kristina ORCID logo; Davies, Andrew John ORCID logo; Roberts, Emyr Martyn ORCID logo; Xavier, Joana R ORCID logo; Ribeiro, Pedro A ORCID logo; Glenner, Henrik; Birkely, Sten-Richard; Rapp, Hans Tore
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2022
Funding Reference Horizon 2020 Crossref Funder ID 679849 Deep-sea Sponge Grounds Ecosystems of the North Atlantic
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 81729 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (6.906W, 73.770S, 7.605E, 73.838N); Schultz Bank
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-07-01T04:06:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2018-08-05T19:12:00Z