Time series of zooplankton abundance in the Florida Keys, collected by the South Florida Program (NOAA/AOML) and the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON)

Sampling event
Latest version published by United States Geological Survey on Aug 4, 2023 United States Geological Survey

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Description

Sampling is carried out bi-monthly on the R/V Walton Smith (University of Miami) as part of the South Florida Program (NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory/ AOML) and the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON). Samples are collected at three stations: Molasses Reef (25.051638 N, 280.22858 W), Looe Key (24.323028 N, 281.248068 W), and Western Sambo (24.286048 N, 281.428898 W). At each station, horizontal hauls (surface water) are performed with 64, 200, and 500 mm mesh size Bongo plankton nets. Each net tow is carried out for 5 min at 1 knot. The three size classes are split using a Folsom plankton splitter and preserved with 15 % formalin for morphological analysis. Morphological identification follow the protocols of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) (Roger et al. 2000) targeting a minimum count of 200 animals per sample. For the 64 and 200 mm net tows, a 5–10 mL aliquot is subsampled after resuspension of 300 ml of the original zooplankton sample using a Stempel pipette. Zooplankton are then identified and counted using a microscope. Zooplankton are identified to the lowest taxonomic level possible. Zooplankton abundances (density; individuals m-3) are calculated by dividing animal counts by the product of net mouth area, tow speed, and tow duration (i.e., volume of water filtered by the net). Abundances of gastropods, the copepod order Harpacticoida, and the genera Paracalanus and Oithona are converted to biomass after Kelble et al. (2010).

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 192 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)
192
ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
5723
Occurrence 
4611

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Muller-Karger F, Kelble C, Montes E, Djurhuus A, Rojas-Marquez J, Lopez-Figueroa N, Di Geronimo S, Rueda-Roa D, Murray T (2023). Time series of zooplankton abundance in the Florida Keys, collected by the South Florida Program (NOAA/AOML) and the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON). Version 1.8. United States Geological Survey. Samplingevent dataset. https://ipt-obis.gbif.us/resource?r=sfmbon_zooplankton&v=1.8

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is United States Geological Survey. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: ec0d2fe8-21b1-4ab1-8b91-67873e8ca912.  United States Geological Survey publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Occurrence

Contacts

Frank Muller-Karger
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
Professor
College of Marine Science of the University of Florida
Saint Petersburg
FL
US
Christopher Kelble
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
Deputy Director
Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Miami
FL
US
Enrique Montes
  • Metadata Provider
Assistant Scientist
Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Miami
FL
Anni Djurhuus
  • Originator
Professor
Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the Faroe Islands
Tórshavn
FO
Jaimie Rojas-Marquez
  • Content Provider
  • Originator
Research Scientist
Fundación La Salle de Ciencias Naturales, Estación de Investigaciones Marinas
Isla de Margarita
VE
Natalia Lopez-Figueroa
  • Content Provider
  • Originator
Research Associate
College of Marine Science of the University of South Florida
Saint Petersburg
FL
US
Sebastian Di Geronimo
  • Metadata Provider
  • Programmer
  • Originator
  • Processor
  • Point Of Contact
Research Associate
College of Marine Science of the University of South Florida
Saint Petersburg
FL
US
Digna Rueda-Roa
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Processor
  • Point Of Contact
Research Scientist
College of Marine Science of the University of South Florida
Saint Petersburg
FL
US
Tylar Murray
  • Programmer
  • Originator
  • Processor
  • Point Of Contact
Systems and Software Engineer
College of Marine Science of the University of South Florida
Saint Petersburg
FL
Enrique Montes
  • Metadata Provider
Assistant Scientist
Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Miami
FL
US
Abby Benson
  • Publisher
Biologist
U.S. Geological Survey
Mathew Biddle
  • Distributor
Physical Scientist
United States Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (US MBON)
1315 East-West Highway
20910 Silver Spring
MD
US
3017134928

Geographic Coverage

Florida Keys, Molasses Reef, Looe Key, Western Sambo, South Florida, US

Bounding Coordinates South West [24.476, -81.715], North East [25.006, -80.379]

Additional Metadata

marine, harvest by OBIS

Alternative Identifiers ec0d2fe8-21b1-4ab1-8b91-67873e8ca912
https://ipt-obis.gbif.us/resource?r=sfmbon_zooplankton