Biogenic silica and particulate organic carbon of siliceous Rhizaria during the MOOSE GE (2017 and 2018) and AMT28 cruise
|Author(s)||Llopis Monferrer Natalia1, Leynaert Aude1, L'Helguen Stéphane1, Maguer Jean-François1|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : LEMAR, Plouzane, France|
This dataset was collected during two oceanographic cruises in the Mediterranean Sea (Mediterranean Ocean Observing System on Environment Grande Echelle, MOOSE-GE 2017 and 2018) and from the Atlantic Ocean (Atlantic Meridional Transect, AMT28) cruise. Samples were collected with a 64 and 200 µm mesh size plankton nets, from 0 to 500 m in the Mediterranean cruises and from 0 to 200 m in the Atlanctic Ocean. Each sample contained from 1 to 50 individuals, depending on cell size and abundance of the target organisms in the sample (Nassellaria, Collodaria, Spumellaria, Protocystis and Aulacantha). Individual pictures were taken prior the experiments to obtain morphometric measurements using the ImageJ software.
Sampling sites (Leg-Station) of the MOOSE-GE cruises (see Table 1 for locations of the two samples from the Atlantic Ocean), ● sites sampled in 2017 and ▲ sites sampled in 2018.
|Acknowledgments||The authors are grateful to the MOOSE observation national network. We also thank the science team and crew of the RSS James Clark Ross and the RV Atalante and Pierre Testor (CNRS, LOCEAN) as head of the MOOSE GE-2017 mission cruise. This work was funded by the 'Agence Nationale de la Recherche’ grants ISblue (ANR-17-EURE-0015 and ANR IMPEKAB) and LabexMER (ANR-10-LABX-19). This study is a contribution to the international IMBER project and was supported by the UK Natural Environment Research Council National Capability funding.|