Gulf Watch Alaska Forage Fish Component: Zooplankton Biomass data from 2012-2015 in Prince William Sound, Alaska

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

These data is part of the Gulf Watch Alaska (GWA) long term monitoring program, pelagic monitoring component. The dataset contains zooplankton biomass data from our summer surveys (2012-2015) in Prince William Sound, Alaska, it includes: date, time, latitude, longitude, depth, species and biomass (m3). Zooplankton samples were collected in the upper 50 m of the water column during daylight hours with a 150 micron mesh 0.25 m diameter paired ring net at most CTD stations. Samples were preserved in a 10% full strength formalin solution and later identified to the lowest possible taxon by stage and a subsample were weighed by Chris Stark at Stark Fisheries Research. Results are presented in .csv format.

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Metadata Date December 16, 2016
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date December 16, 2016
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: It is requested that the authors and the USGS Alaska Science Center be cited for any subsequent publications that reference this dataset. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate data set limitations, restrictions or intended use. It is the responsibility of the user to use the data appropriately and consistent with the limitations of the data in general and these data in particular., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -146.01286
Bbox North Lat 61.14881
Bbox South Lat 59.99005
Bbox West Long -148.67993
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Licence Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2012-07-11
Temporal Extent End 2015-07-25

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