Benthic Epifauna Biomass and Abundance Data, Arctic Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (AMBON) research cruise on the Norseman II, 9 August 2015 - 3 September 2015

Sampling event
Latest version published by United States Geological Survey on Jan 18, 2023 United States Geological Survey
Publication date:
18 January 2023
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This dataset contains benthic epifauna biomass and abundance data collected in the Chukchi Sea, U.S. Arctic during the 9 August - 3 September 2015 Arctic Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (AMBON) research cruise aboard the vessel Norseman II. The dataset contains two comma separated values (csv) files exported from Microsoft Excel. These data were generated from epifauna samples conducted using beam trawls during the research cruise.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 68 records.

2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Event (core)

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GBIF Registration

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Katrin Iken
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Adrienne Canino
  • Metadata Provider
Data Librarian
Axiom Data Science
Abby Benson
  • Publisher
U.S. Geological Survey
Mathew Biddle
  • Distributor
Physical Scientist
United States Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (US MBON)
1315 East-West Highway
20910 Silver Spring

Geographic Coverage

Chukchi Sea, Alaska, USA

Bounding Coordinates South West [67.67, -168.96], North East [72.496, -159.393]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2015-08-12 / 2015-09-03

Additional Metadata