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McQuatters-Gollop, Abigail; Burkill, Peter; Beaugrand, Gregory; Edwards, Martin; Gattuso, Jean-Pierre; Johns, David (2010): North Atlantic continuous plankton recorder survey 1960-2007. Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, PANGAEA,

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The database collected using the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) operated by SAHFOS covers a long time span (surveys are on-going since 1946) and the whole North Atlantic, including the North Sea. It is therefore a unique tool to investigate changes in the planktonic community composition. Key publications have documented, for example, changes in zooplankton and chlorophyll abundance over the past decades. However, the data on calcareous plankton archived in the CPR database have not yet been exploited. The publication of the "Atlas of Calcifying Plankton" by SAHFOS and EPOCA begins to fill this gap and is therefore most timely. I am convinced that the scientific community will use this short preliminary description of the data available to investigate the drivers of the changes (or lack of thereof) reported in the Atlas.
Median Latitude: 53.557497 * Median Longitude: -12.663423 * South-bound Latitude: 40.500000 * West-bound Longitude: -30.500000 * North-bound Latitude: 65.500000 * East-bound Longitude: 9.500000
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethodComment
3Date/time startDate/time startMcQuatters-Gollop, Abigail
4Date/time endDate/time endMcQuatters-Gollop, Abigail
5Limacina retroversaL. retroversa#/m3McQuatters-Gollop, AbigailMicroscopy
6Bivalvia sp., larvaeBivalvia sp. larv#/lMcQuatters-Gollop, AbigailMicroscopy
7Echinodermata, larvaeEchinod larv#/m3McQuatters-Gollop, AbigailMicroscopy
8Clione limacinaC. limacina#/m3McQuatters-Gollop, AbigailMicroscopy
9Coccolithophoridae sp.Coccolith sp.#/lMcQuatters-Gollop, AbigailMicroscopy
10Foraminifera, plankticForam plankt#/m3McQuatters-Gollop, AbigailMicroscopy
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