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SNACS: Environmental Variability, Bowhead Whale Distributions, and Inupiat Subsistence Whaling - microzooplankton


This data set includes microplankton abundance and estimated carbon biomass from Niskin bottle casts taken on board the R/V Annika Marie during August - September 2005 and 2006 in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, off the coast of Barrow, Alaska. Each data set presents station, transect or line, water sample depth, chlorophyll a concentration and percent of chlorophyll less than 10 um in size, microzooplankton-sized protists (20-200 um, ciliates and heterotrophic dinoflagellates), cells counted per sample, cells per ml, biomass per ml, heterotrophic dinoflagellates as percent of total microzooplankton protists, and for a subset of samples, separate data on protists greater than 40 um in size.

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  • 1.0 (2009-04-21)
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Spatial Type point
Language English
Grant Code 0435956
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  • oceans
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2005-08-18 12:00:00
End datetime 2006-09-20 20:16:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 72.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 71.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -158.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -155.00

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Evelyn B. Sherr <>

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Sherr, E., Spitz, Y. 2009. SNACS: Environmental Variability, Bowhead Whale Distributions, and Inupiat Subsistence Whaling - microzooplankton. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 22 Jan 2021.

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