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Citation
Kawaguchi, S. (2021) Krill and zooplankton demography during K-Axis, Ver. 1, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - doi:10.26179/5bb1ac9422e03, (Unreleased data)
Title
Krill and zooplankton demography during K-Axis
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
DOI
doi:10.26179/5bb1ac9422e03
Created Date
2018-09-28
Revision Date
2018-09-28
Parent record
None

Description

Distribution and abundance of zooplankton, krill and fish were observed on the K-axis transect using deployments of RMT1+8 net. Towing speed of the RMT1+8 were approximately 2 knots. All krill, fish and squid in the catch were sorted, identified to species and counted. The density at each station were determined from the counts per calibrated flow-meter readings attached to the net. Morphometric measures were taken and, for larger taxa.

List of files
K-Axis Morph combined_for data centre.xlsx: Morphological data for all krill and zooplankton captured in RMT-8 net haul.
RMT data entry_v1_for data centre.xlsx: Trawl data.
RMT8 filtered volume_for data centre.xlsx: Filtered volume for each haul.
Map_all.tif: Map showing all trawl stations.
Map_RMTR.tif: Map showing only regular trawl stations.
Map_RMTT.tif: Mapn showing only target trawl stations.


K-Axis description
This dataset includes biological data from “K-Axis voyage, 2016 and “Voyage 3, 2015”.

[Data from K-Axis voyage, 2016]
Distribution and abundance of zooplankton, krill and fish were observed on the K-axis transect using deployments of RMT1+8 net. Towing speed of the RMT1+8 were approximately 2 knots. All krill, fish and squid in the catch were sorted, identified to species and counted. The density at each station were determined from the counts per calibrated flow-meter readings attached to the net. Morphometric measures were taken and, for larger taxa.
-List of files-
K-Axis Morph combined_for data centre.xlsx: Morphological data for all krill and zooplankton captured in RMT-8 net haul.
Map_all.tif
Map_RMTR.tif
Map_RMTT.tif
RMT data entry_v1_for data centre.xlsx: Trawl data.
RMT8 filtered volume_for data centre.xlsx: Filtered volume for each haul.

[Data from Voyage 3, 2015]
The Australian Antarctic research and resupply vessel, RV Aurora Australis, was directed to undertake an opportunistic marine science survey for 17 days during 21 February to 10 March 2015 using ship time that became available due to unexpectedly favourable ice conditions for Mawson station resupply.
The purpose of this opportunistic Marine Science work was to assess:
1. The spatial variability, particularly along the shelf break, of the prey field for penguins, flying seabirds and marine mammals in East Antarctica.
2. The small scale variability of prey in key foraging locations near to land-based colonies of penguins and flying seabirds in East Antarctica.
3. Feasibility and potential of utilising annual station resupply voyages as a cost effective means to undertake monitoring and research to better understand the ecosystem in the region.
The survey completed 5 acoustic box surveys including a total of 53 RMT target and routine trawls, 6 demersal trawls, 131 phytoplankton samples from underway sampling, and 214 hourly observations of predators. These activities were successfully supervised remotely.
-List of files-
emm-15-22.pdf: Prelminary report of the voyage to CCAMLR WG-EMM
Figure_V3_all_euphausiids.pdf: Map of Euphausiid abundance distribution.
Figure_V3_Clione_antarctica.pdf: Map of Clione antarctica abundance distribution.
Figure_V3_crystal_krill.pdf: Map of Euphausia crystallorophias abundance distribution.
Figure_V3_frigida.pdf: Map of Euphausia frigida abundance distribution.
Figure_V3_larval_fish_abundances.pdf: Map of fish larvae abundance distribution.
Figure_V3_superba.pdf: Map of Antarctic krill abundance distribution.
Figure_V3_tmacrura.pdf: Map of Thysanoessa macrura abundance distribution.
V3_final_for data centre.xlsx: Trawl station data and density data of each taxa caught.
Voyage 3 Marine Science Program Final.docx: Voyage report.

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Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

    None

Locations

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
  • CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN

Platforms

  • R/V Aurora Australis

Instruments

  • MIDWATER TRAWLS

Researchers

  • kawaguchi, so (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT,DIF AUTHOR)

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