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  • The composition, size and abundance of phytoplankton and microzooplankton were measured across a transect from Prydz Bay to Australia during late March 1987. Phytoplankton populations were low, with concentrations of chlorophyll a ranging from 0.08 to 0.22 mg.m-3. Small cells predominated numerically; nanoplankton consistently represented 55 to 68% of the total cell number while picoplankton represented 27 to 44%. Microplankton never represented more than 3% of cells by number, but constituted 57 to 93% of the total cell volume, and accounted for most of the latitudinal variation in total volume. Small flagellates, not identifiable by light microscopy, were the most numerous cells encountered across the transect, with a five-fold increase in abundance at 47S. Numbers of diatoms (most less than 20 microns in size) increased markedly south of the Antarctic Convergence, with a strong correlation to the concentration of silica. Dinoflagellate numbers were relatively constant across the transect, although somewhat higher north of 50S. Those less than 20 microns in size were most numerous and accounted for most of the numerical variation. HPLC analysis of chlorophyll and carotenoid pigments showed a peak of peridinin which coincided with the flagellate peak at 47S, but not with observed dinoflagellates, suggesting that the flagellate peak included unrecognized dinoflagellates. Chlorophyll b and prasinoxanthin were also associated, suggesting a significant contribution by prasinophytes. Almost no cyanobacteria were observed south of the convergence, although very large numbers, which correlated with the abundance of zeaxanthin, were encountered to the north. Numbers of ciliates and tintinnids were quite variable although they followed each other closely. Numbers of both were low in the region of the Antarctic Convergence.

  • This dataset contains chlorophyll a data obtained from the Antarctic Division BIOMASS Experiment I (ADBEX I) cruise of the Nella Dan, during Nov - Dec 1982. This cruise is the second in a series of six, conducting a long term field survey of krill and other zooplankton. Chlorophyll a samples were not collected at every station (see the download file). The data fields are: Station Date GMT Latitude Longitude Bottle Depth Chlorophyll a NO3 PO4 SiO3

  • This dataset contains the chlorophyll a data from Voyage 6 (FISHOG) 1991-92 of the Aurora Australis. The observations were taken from the Heard Island area in January and February 1992. These data were collected as part of ASAC project 40 (The role of antarctic marine protists in trophodynamics and global change and the impact of UV-B on these organisms).

  • Chlorophyll a data collected on the CLIVAR (Climate Variability) cruise of the Aurora Australis in the 2001-2002 season. Data were collected from October to December of 2001 along the CLIVAR transect. These data were collected as part of ASAC project 40 (ASAC_40) - The role of antarctic marine protists in trophodynamics and global change and the impact of UV-B on these organisms.

  • This dataset contains chlorophyll a data collected by the Aurora Australis on Voyage 2, 1997-1998 - the ONICE cruise. Samples were collected from September-November of 1997. These data were collected as part of ASAC project 40 (The role of antarctic marine protists in trophodynamics and global change and the impact of UV-B on these organisms).

  • Chloropyll a data were collected on voyage 4 of the Aurora Australis, during the 1991-1992 season. These data were collected as part of ASAC project 40 (ASAC_40) (The role of antarctic marine protists in trophodynamics and global change and the impact of UV-B on these organisms).

  • Chloropyll a data were collected along the WOCE transect on voyage 1 of the Aurora Australis, during October of 1991. These data were collected as part of ASAC project 40 (The role of antarctic marine protists in trophodynamics and global change and the impact of UV-B on these organisms).

  • This dataset contains chlorophyll a data collected by the Aurora Australis on Voyage 7, 1992-1993 - the WOES (Wildlife Oceanography Ecosystem Survey) cruise. Samples were collected from March-May of 1993. These data were collected as part of ASAC project 40 (The role of antarctic marine protists in trophodynamics and global change and the impact of UV-B on these organisms).

  • This dataset contains chlorophyll a data collected by the Aurora Australis on Voyage 7 1992-93, taken in the Prydz Bay region between January and February 1993. These data were collected as part of ASAC project 40 (The role of antarctic marine protists in trophodynamics and global change and the impact of UV-B on these organisms).

  • Chlorophyll a data collected on the AAMBER II cruise of the Aurora Australis from January to March of 1991. The voyage traveled to the Prydz Bay region, and data were collected en route and in the area.