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Zooplankton of the St. Clair-Detroit River System (2012-2015)

Version 1.1

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2012-03-01
End Date
2015-12-31

Citation

Keeler, K. M. and Roseman, E. F., 2018, Zooplankton of the St. Clair-Detroit River System (2012-2015): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7CN72V8.

Summary

Crustacean zooplankton were collected, enumerated, identified, and measured within the St. Clair-Detroit River System (SCDRS). Collections were made using a 0.5 m diameter 153 um zooplankton net. Nets were lowered to ~0.5m from bottom depth and retrieved. Nets were utilized with a General Oceanics flowmeter to calculate the distance the net traveled. At sites of collection, both temperature (F) and secchi depth (m) were collected for abiotic influencing factors of the zooplankton community. Collected specimens were narcotized in sugar formalin. Specimens were enumerated, identified, and measured under a dissection microscope. Volumetric estimates (m^-3) were obtained by applying the distance traveled and the area of the net. Densities [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Kevin M Keeler
Process Contact :
Kevin M Keeler, Kevin M Keeler, Kevin M Keeler
Originator :
Kevin M. Keeler, Edward F. Roseman
Metadata Contact :
Kevin M Keeler
Distributor :
GS ScienceBase

Attached Files

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SCDRS_Zoops_12_14v4.xml
Original FGDC Metadata

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SCDRS_Zoops_v6.xml
Original FGDC Metadata

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SCDRS_Temps_Secchi_12_14.xlsx 38.3 KB
SCDRS_12_14_V1.1.xlsx 700.02 KB
SCDRS_12_14_V1.1_DataUpdates.docx 11.95 KB

Purpose

To determine the overall complexity of crustacean zooplankton with the SCDRS. Estimates are useful in the determination of future works as an available baseline for either zooplankton dynamics or diet selectivity by fishes.

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