Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 193–210, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-193-2017
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 193–210, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-193-2017

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.

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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.