03 Dec 2021
03 Dec 2021
Status: this preprint is currently under review for the journal ESSD.

Data on zooplankton occurrence and abundance in the Far East seas and adjacent Pacific Ocean waters

Igor Volvenko Igor Volvenko
  • Pacific Branch of Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (TINRO), 4 Shevchenko Ave., Vladivostok, 690091, Russia

Abstract. The article describes a unique dataset of zooplankton collected by the large Juday net in the North Pacific – one of the most productive and economically important regions of the world ocean (Volvenko, 2021a the sources and extent of the information contained therein, its benefits and drawbacks, the first operating experience and prospects. The information in this dataset has already been used to quantify the inventory of marine biological resources and appraise the waters of the Far East seas and adjacent Pacific Ocean. In 2016, five tabular reference books were created and printed containing the species composition, occurrence (samples, %) and abundance (ind./m3, mg/m3) of zooplankton in the surveyed area. The data is aggregated by species, developmental stages, size fractions, standard regions, vertical layers of water, light and dark time of day, four seasons of the year and multi-year periods. This information has recently been verified, corrected, translated into English and from text to digital format, and supplemented by GIS with maps of the standard regions by which data was summarized with their morphometric characteristics (Volvenko, 2021b to increase its availability to the scientific community worldwide. The scope of application of this data is fundamental to the management of marine resources, aquaculture development, nature conservation, and assessment of the damage of various anthropogenic factors on nature.

Igor Volvenko

Status: open (extended)

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • EC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-415', Giuseppe M.R. Manzella, 22 Jun 2022 reply
    • AC1: 'Reply on EC1', Igor Volvenko, 24 Jun 2022 reply

Igor Volvenko

Data sets

Digitized, corrected and translated data on net zooplankton of the Far East seas and adjacent Pacific Ocean waters from five rare reference books published in Russian in limited editions Igor V. Volvenko

GIS of standard Regions for averaging data from plankton and trawl surveys with their morphometric characteristics Igor V. Volvenko

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Rare information from Russian ecosystem surveys (from 1984 to 2013) on the occurrence and abundance of net zooplankton with data for 214 taxa in the Chukchi and Bering Seas, the Sea of Okhotsk, the Sea of Japan and the North Pacific Ocean was recently verified, corrected, translated into English and from text to digital format, and supplemented by GIS maps of standard regions for which the data were summarized in order to increase their accessibility to the scientific community around the world.