Abundance of zooplankton groups collected along the west coast of Baja California peninsula (July-September 2014)


This dataset contains the values of abundance of zooplankton collected along the west coast of Baja California on board the R/V BIPO INAPESCA within the Mexican Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) off the West Coast of Baja California Peninsula, between 32.5º to 23º N and 110º to 122º W covering 5173 nautical miles (nmi). The Bongo system (505-μm of mesh opening) with two cylindrical-conical nets (2 m in length and 71 cm of mouth diameter), each one fitted with a flexible cod end and a General Oceanics flowmeter at the mouth for the determination of the volume of water filtered was used to collect the zooplankton organisms from surface to 200 m depth. Diurnal and nocturnal samples were fixed in 4% formalin buffered with a saturated solution of sodium borate. Samples for taxonomic composition were sub-sampled when the total sample exceeded 20 ml, and at least two sub-samples of 10 ml were examined using a Carl Zeiss Stemi stereomicroscope (Horwood and Driver, 1976). The zooplankton organisms were identified to functional taxonomic groups and its abundance was standardized using the formula (N = n / Vf); where N is the standardized number of organisms in 1 m3; n is the number of organisms in the sample and Vf, is the volume of water filtered in each trawl.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.957400
Related Identifier IsPartOf https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.957405
Related Identifier References https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2023.103940
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.957400
Creator Sarmiento-Lezcano, Airam Nauzet ORCID logo; Aceves-Medina, Gerardo; Villalobos, Hector; Hernández-Trujillo, Sergio
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference Instituto Politécnico Nacional https://doi.org/10.13039/501100003069 Crossref Funder ID SIP20200686
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 4534 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-121.838W, 21.954S, -110.156E, 32.254N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2014-07-15T02:22:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2014-09-03T16:01:00Z