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Lischka, Silke; Stange, Paul; Riebesell, Ulf (2018): KOSMOS 2014 mesocosm study: Abundance and flux patterns of pelagic calcifiers (Foraminifera, Thecosomata) in response to ocean acidification during oligotrophic and simulated up-welling conditions in the subtropical North Atlantic off Gran Canaria. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Lischka, S et al. (2018): Response of Pelagic Calcifiers (Foraminifera, Thecosomata) to Ocean Acidification During Oligotrophic and Simulated Up-Welling Conditions in the Subtropical North Atlantic Off Gran Canaria. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5:379,

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The present investigation was part of a large-scale in situ mesocosm experiment in the oligotrophic waters of the eastern subtropical North Atlantic. Over 62 days, we measured the abundance and vertical flux of pelagic foraminifers and thecosome pteropods as part of a natural plankton community over a range of OA scenarios. A bloom phase was initiated by the introduction of deep-water collected from approx. 650 m depth simulating a natural up-welling event. Foraminifers occurred throughout the entire experiment in both the water column and the sediment traps. Pteropods were present only in small numbers and disappeared after the first two weeks of the experiment.
Latitude: 27.928060 * Longitude: -15.365280
Date/Time Start: 2014-09-28T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2014-11-25T00:00:00
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