Zooplankton surveys using plankton tows along transects in the Plum Island Sound estuary

Summary

Short name: 

EST-PR-SO-ZoopSurv

Abstract: 

Zooplankton were collected in spring and late summer/fall at four stations representing the salinity gradient in the Parker River-Plum Island Sound estuary. Two size classes, >335 micron and >150 micron, were collected by net tows. Conductivity or salinty and temperature were recorded for each sample. Samples were concentrated to less than 250 mls and preserved in70% EtOH. For taxonomy, sample splits were taken such that a minimum of 250 individuals were present, and counted under a dissecting microscope. Individuals were identified to the lowest taxonomic level possible, generally to species. Adult copepods were additionally characterized by sex.

Data set ID: 

405

EML revision ID: 

3
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Dates

Date Range: 

Sunday, April 8, 2001 to Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Publication Date: 

Thursday, December 12, 2013
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