Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 193–210, 2017
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 193–210, 2017

Review article 16 Mar 2017

Review article | 16 Mar 2017

KRILLBASE: a circumpolar database of Antarctic krill and salp numerical densities, 1926–2016

Angus Atkinson et al.

Data sets

The KRILLBASE (1926–2016) Antarctic krill and salp abundance database A. Atkinson, S. L. Hill, E. A. Pakhomov, V. Siegel, R. Anadon, S. Chiba, K. L. Daly, R. Downie, S. Fielding, P. Fretwell, L. Gerrish, G. W. Hosie, M. J. Jessopp, S. Kawaguchi, B. A. Krafft, V. Loeb, J. Nishikawa, H. J. Peat, C. S. Reiss, R. M. Ross, L. B. Quetin, K. Schmidt, D. K. Steinberg, R. C. Subramaniam, G. A. Tarling, and P. Ward

Palmer LTER time series Palmer Antarctica Long- Term Ecological Research (Palmer LTER) project

AMLR time series Antarctic Marine Living Resources (AMLR) project

Short summary
KRILLBASE is a data rescue and compilation project to improve the availability of information on two key Southern Ocean zooplankton: Antarctic krill and salps. We provide a circumpolar database that combines 15 194 scientific net hauls (1926 to 2016) from 10 countries. These data provide a resource for analysing the distribution and abundance of krill and salps throughout the Southern Ocean to support ecological and biogeochemical research as well as fisheries management and conservation.