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Citation
van de Putte, A. (2010) Fish catches from Rectangular Midwater Trawl - data collected from the BROKE-West voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2006, Ver. 1, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - doi:10.4225/15/598d453109182, Accessed: 2022-01-19
Title
Fish catches from Rectangular Midwater Trawl - data collected from the BROKE-West voyage of the Aurora Australis, 2006
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
DOI
doi:10.4225/15/598d453109182
Created Date
2006-03-10
Revision Date
2017-08-11
Parent record
BROKE-West

Description

This dataset gives an overview of the fish (larvae) caught in the RMT 8+1 (Rectangular Midwater Trawl composed of nets with an 8 square metre and 1 square metre net opening surface area respectivly). For correct deployment procedure please see the'krill catches' document available for download at the URL given below.

Columns
'sheet' : 'Samples'
Station number: Station number as attributed by Krill group
Trawl type: Routine or Target Trawl
Start Latitude: Latitudinal position at start of trawl (decimal notation)
Start Longitude: Longitudinal position at start of trawl (decimal notation)
Start Date: Date at the start of the trawl
Start Time: Time (UTC) at start of the trawl
End Latitude: Latitudinal position at end of trawl (decimal notation)
End Longitude: Longitudinal position at end of trawl (decimal notation)
End Date: Date at the end of the trawl
End Time: Time (UTC) at the end of the trawl
Net Size: Size of the net from which the sample was collected
Sample number: Individual Sample code as Used by anton van de Putte
Bar Code: bar code as used by AAD
Family: Taxonomic family to which the sample belongs
Species: Name of species
Species short: abbrivation of speciesname, format Genus species==Gen_spe example Electrona antarctica=Ele_ant
SL:Standarlength of the specimen (mm)
TL: Total length of the specimen (mm)

Preservation: preservaion method of sample: Ethanol (sample stored in 100% ethanol), Formalin (sample stored in 4% formalin solution) -80 degrees (sample stored in deep frezer at -80 degrees C).

This work was completed as part of ASAC projects 2655 and 2679 (ASAC_2655, ASAC_2679).

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Quality

Data were collected from every Rectangular Midwater Trawl performed during BROKE-West

Rectangular Midwater Trawl 8 data are 95% accurate
Rectangular Midwater Trawl 1 data are 60% accurate
Identification of speciment to family level is 90% accurate
Identification of specimen to species level is 60% accurate

Access

These data are publicly available for download at the provided URL as a comma delimited (csv) file. Additionally, documentation providing further information is available for download from the URL given below.

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • Fish

Locations

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

Platforms

  • SHIPS
  • R/V Aurora Australis

Instruments

  • TRAWL
  • MIDWATER TRAWLS

Researchers

  • van de putte, anton (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT,DIF AUTHOR)

Use Constraints

This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

When using these data, please cite the following:

Van de Putte A.P., Jackson G.D., Pakhomov E.A., Flores H. and Volckaert F.A.M. Distribution of squid and fish in the pelagic zone of the Cosmonaut Sea and Prydz Bay region during the BROKE-west campaign. (2010) DEEP SEA RESEARCH II, 57 (9-10): 956-967 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.02.015

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