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Fish length, weight, and abundance data from trawl surveys in the Chukchi Sea, Arctic Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (AMBON) research cruise on the vessel Norseman II, 09 August 2015 - 03 September 2015


This dataset is three comma-separated values (csv) files containing fish haul information collected during trawl surveys in the Chukchi Sea during the 9 August - 3 September 2015 Arctic Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (AMBON) research cruise. Tables describe haul event information, species occurrence per haul, and fish morphometric information. Fish were collected with a plump-staff beam trawl and Isaac-Kidds midwater trawl, identified to species, and their life stage, length, and weight were measured and recorded. The data was transformed from the native format into a table structure using Darwin Core terms and organized in the OBIS-ENV-DATA format.


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“original data”
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AMBON_2015Fish_obis_occurrences.csv 1.91 MB text/csv
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1.96 MB text/csv
AMBON2015_FishData_DwC_alignment.xlsx 262.87 KB application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet
AmbonFishHauls2015.R 898 Bytes text/x-rsrc


The goal of the Arctic Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (AMBON) project is to demonstrate and build an operational marine biodiversity observing network from microbes to whales, integrating diversity levels from genetic to organismal. AMBON is funded through the National Ocean Partnership Program, with contributions from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM), Shell Exploration and Production Company, and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The AMBON field region is located on the Chukchi Sea continental shelf in the US Arctic as a region exposed to climatic changes and anthropogenic influences. AMBON is composed of a team of multi-institutional and multi-sector partners active in a variety of Arctic biodiversity observing programs and covering disciplines ranging from genetic to organismal to ecosystem. In regards to this particular dataset, fish are typically small in the Chukchi Sea, but diversity and abundance can be high and they play important roles in linking lower trophic levels to seabird and marine mammal predators.



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