Data Set (knb-lter-mcr.21.16)

MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Demersal Zooplankton Composition and Abundance

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-mcr.21.16 (in the knb Catalog System)

This data package contains demersal zooplankton abundance and taxonomic composition measured at 3 stations on the north shore of Moorea, French Polynesia: Forereef, Backreef and Fringing Reef from 2005 to 2010. Demersal zooplankton emerging from sand or rubble substrates on the reef during the night were captured in 8 inverted funnel traps placed on the substrate in the late afternoon and retrieved the following morning. Traps were made of 200 μm mesh netting with the opening to the cod end located 18 cm above the bottom. Four traps, each covering 0.0615 m2 of substrate, were combined to obtain one sample for counting. The table reports means of 2 replicates each containing 4 combined traps. Traps placed over sand were pushed into the substrate. However, traps over rubble had numerous gaps along their bases allowing some contamination from the water column. Data are expressed as number of animals emerging per square meter of bottom.

Publication Date: 2012-03-16
Language: english
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Detailed Data Description and Download:
Demersal zooplankton emerging per square meter
Demersal zooplankton emerging, counted as number of animals per square meter of bottom substrate for 18 taxa.
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager (Moorea Coral Reef LTER) [  email ]
Organization Moorea Coral Reef LTER
Owner: Alldredge, Alice (Moorea Coral Reef LTER, Principal Investigator) [  email ]

Data Set Citation

How to cite this dataset: Alldredge, A of Moorea Coral Reef LTER. 2012. MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Demersal Zooplankton Composition and Abundance. knb-lter-mcr.21.16

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Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
French Polynesia, Moorea
Reef Demersal Zooplankton abundance, Zooplankton composition, Reef Zooplankton nighttime abundance
Zooplankton taxa and functional groups Crustacea Copepoda, Crustacea Isopoda, Gnathiidae, Crustacea Ostracoda, Crustacea Tanaidacea, Crustacea Decapoda, Crustacea Mysidacea, Crustacea Amphipoda, Crustacea larvae, Annelida Polychaetea, Cheatognatha Spadella sp, Appendicularia, Mollusca Gastropoda Veliger larvae, Mollusca Bivalvia larvae, Chordata Cephalochordata Amphioxiformes, Fish larvae, Chordata Cephalochordata Amphioxus
MCR, LTER, Moorea Coral Reef, Backreef, Fringing Reef
KNB Marine
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus Zooplankton, Abundance (organisms), Species composition, Coral Reefs
LTER Core Research Area Populations
MCR Core Activity Time Series Program
MCR-LTER Working Group Population and Community Dynamics
MCR Research Theme Reef Resistance and Resilience

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