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Biological Atlas of the Arctic Seas 2000; Plankton of the Barents and Kara Seas
Murmansk Marine Biological Institute, RUSSIA;   Ocean Climate Laboratory, NODC/NOAA, USA

    Presented are physical and biological data for the region extending from the Barents Sea to the Kara Sea during 158 scientific cruises for the period 1913-1999. Maps with the temporal distribution of physical and biological variables of the Barents and Kara Seas are presented, with proposed quality control criteria for phytoplankton and zooplankton data. Changes in the plankton community structure between the 1930s, 1950s, and 1990s are discussed. Multiple tables of Arctic Seas phytoplankton and zooplankton species are presented, containing ecological and geographic characteristics for each species, and images of live cells for the dominant phytoplankton species.


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Data distribution plot for 158 cruises from 1913 to 1999 year.

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