Dataset: RV Investigator Voyage IN2015_V03 EZ-Net Zooplankton and Micronekton Samples


This record describes biological samples collected from the Marine National Facility RV Investigator Voyage IN2015_V03 Titled: "Submesoscale processes – billows and eddies - along the productive shelf by the East Australian Current". The voyage took place between 3rd and 18th June, 2015 departing Brisbane (QLD) and arriving in Sydney (NSW).

EZ net zooplankton and micronekton samples were collected in the top 0-500 m or 0-100 m water column. Half was size fractionated and size fractions dried for the biomass spectra reconstruction and stable isotope measurements; remaining half of the sample was preserved in the 4% seawater formaldehyde solution for subsequent laboratory taxonomic analyses. Both dried and preserved samples are taken by Prof. E.A. Pakhomov to the University of the British Columbia for subsequent analyses. A total of 63 samples were fixed in formalin, 1020 dried samples, 30 stations.

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