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Zooplankton Data (F124)

This file format is used for data from sampling and analysis of marine zooplankton. Information on zooplankton abundance, distribution, and productivity derived from these data support studies of marine populations and ecosystems. Data reported may include: cruise information, position, date, and time of sampling; bottom depth, sampling depths, temperature, and salinity; gear type, volume of water filtered, total dry and wet weight, and other data for total haul; and data for subsamples by species. Data on zooplankton catch by species may include subsample size, zooplankton concentration, life history code, and numbers of adults, juveniles, eggs, and larvae. Estimated density of holoplankton and meroplankton and data on ichthyoplankton may also be reported. A text record is available for comments. Note: there are two options for reporting subsample counts of individuals at different life history stages. If life history codes are used, only number of adults should be reported on that record. Additional separate records should then be used to report number of juveniles and so on. Alternatively, life history codes may not be used and number of adults, juveniles, and so entered in the proper fields of a single record.

File Structure:

Nine 81-character records: (1) File Header Record, (2) Location Record, (3) Physical/Chemical Record, (4) Total Haul Data Record, (5) Subsample Data Record 1, (6) Subsample Data Record 2, (7) Text Record, (8) Plankton Data Record, and (9) Ichthyoplankton Record.

File Format:

Zookplankton (F124)
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
FILE HEADER RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBERALWAYS '124'13
NODC TRACK NUMBER6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC46
RECORD NUMBERALWAYS 'A'101
VESSELELEVEN-CHARACTER FIELD FOR VESSEL NAME1111
CRUISESIX-CHARACTER FIELD FOR CRUISE IDENTIFICATION226
BEGIN CRUISE DATEYYYY/MM/DD-2811
END CRUISE DATEYYYY/MM/DD3910
AREA/PROJECT19-CHARACTER FIELD TO INDICATE AREA OF STUDY OR PROJECT NAME4919
INVESTIGATOR/INSTITUTION14-CHARACTER FIELD TO INDICATE INVESTIGATOR OR INSTITUTION NAME6814

Zookplankton (F124)
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
LOCATION RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBERALWAYS '124'13
NODC TRACK NUMBER6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC46
RECORD NUMBERALWAYS 'B'101
STATION NUMBERFIVE-CHARACTER FIELD ASSIGNED BY THE ORIGINATOR - ALSO INCLUDED IN RECORDS C,D,E,F,G,H, AND I115
LATITUDEDDMMSS (DEGREES, MINUTES, SECONDS)166
LATITUDE HEMISPHERE1-CHARACTER CODE - 'N' OR 'S'221
LONGITUDEDDDMMSS (DEGREES, MINUTES, SECONDS)237
LONGITUDE HEMISPHERE1-CHARACTER CODE - 'E' OR 'W'301
DATE (GMT)YYYYMMDD318
TIME (GMT)XXXX (HOURS AND MINUTES)394
DEPTH TO BOTTOMXXXXX (WHOLE METERS)435
SAMPLE INTERVAL/UPPERXXXX (WHOLE METERS)484
SAMPLE INTERVAL/LOWERXXXX (WHOLE METERS)524
SHIP SPEEDXXX (KNOTS TO TENTHS)563
SALINITY METHODONE-CHARACTER CODE ('P'=PRACTICAL SALINITY, 'S'=SALINITY, BLANK=NOT SPECIFIED591
STATION IDENTIFIER10-CHARACTER ORIGINATOR STATION IDENTIFIER6010
BLANKS709
SEQUENCE NUMBERXXX793

Zookplankton (F124)
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBERALWAYS '124'13
NODC TRACK NUMBER6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC46
RECORD NUMBERALWAYS 'C'101
STATION NUMBERSEE RECORD 'B'115
DEPTHXXXX - METERS TO TENTHS164
WATER TEMPERATUREXXXX NEGATIVE TEMPERATURES ARE PRECEDED BY A MINUS SIGN ADJACENT TO TEMPERATURE VALUE (DEG C TO HUNDREDTHS)204
SALINITYXXXX (PARTS PER THOUSAND OR PRACTICL SALINITY UNITS - TO HUNDREDTHS)244
BLANKS2851
SEQUENCE NUMBERXXX793

Zookplankton (F124)
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
TOTAL HAUL DATA RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBERALWAYS '124'13
NODC TRACK NUMBER6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC46
RECORD NUMBERALWAYS 'D'101
STATION NUMBERSEE RECORD 'B'115
GEAR CODETWO-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0134162
MESH SIZEXXXX - (IN MICRONS)184
HAUL LENGTHXXXX (WHOLE METERS)224
VOLUME OF WATER FILTEREDXXXXXX (CUBIC METERS)266
TOTAL SETTLED VOLUMEXXXX (WHOLE MILLILITERS)324
TOTAL WATER DISPLACEDXXXX (WHOLE MILLILITERS)364
TOTAL DRY WEIGHT OF HAULXXXXXXX (GRAMS TO HUNDREDTHS)407
TOTAL WET WEIGHT OF HAULXXXXXXX (GRAMS TO HUNDREDTHS)477
DURATION OF TOWXXXXXX (HOURS, MINUTES AND SECONDS)546
HAUL TYPEONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0175601
BLANKS6118
SEQUENCE NUMBERXXX793

Zookplankton (F124)
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
SUBSAMPLE DATA RECORD 1
NODC FILE NUMBERALWAYS '12413
NODC TRACK NUMBER6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC46
RECORD NUMBERALWAYS 'E'101
STATION NUMBERSEE RECORD 'B'115
SAMPLE NUMBERFOUR-CHARACTER FIELD DETERMINED BY THE ORIGINATOR>164
TAXONOMIC CODETWELVE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC TAXONOMIC CODE2012
LIFE HISTORYONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0148321
SEX CODEONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0101331
SIZE OF SUBSAMPLEXXXX (PERCENT TO TENTHS)344
NUMBER IN SUBSAMPLEXXXXX385
CONCENTRATIONXXXXXXXXX - NUMBER PER CUBIC METER TO TEN-THOUSANDTHS439
NUMBER OF ADULTSXXXXX525
NUMBER OF JUVENILESXXXXX575
NUMBER OF EGGSXXXXX625
NUMBER OF LARVAEXXXXX675
MOLTING STAGEONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0395 721
BLANKS736
SEQUENCE NUMBERXXX793

Zookplankton (F124)
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
SUBSAMPLE DATA RECORD 2
NODC FILE NUMBERALWAYS '124'13
NODC TRACK NUMBER6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC46
RECORD NUMBERALWAYS 'F'101
STATION NUMBERSEE RECORD 'B'115
SAMPLE NUMBERFOUR-CHARACTER FIELD DETERMINED BY THE ORIGINATOR164
TAXONOMIC CODETWELVE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC TAXONOMIC CODE2012
LIFE HISTORYONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0148321
SEX CODEONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0101331
DRY WEIGHTXXXXXXX (GRAMS TO THOUSANDTHS)347
WET WEIGHTXXXXXXX (GRAMS TO THOUSANDTHS)417
CONCENTRATIONXXXXXXXXXX - NUMBER/M3 TO HUNDREDTHS489
BLANKS5722
SEQUENCE NUMBERXXX793

Zookplankton (F124)
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
TEXT RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBERALWAYS '124'13
NODC TRACK NUMBER6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC46
RECORD NUMBERALWAYS 'G'101
STATION NUMBERSEE RECORD 'B115
TEXT62-CHARACTER FIELD FOR COMMENTS OR PERTINENT INFORMATION1662
BLANKS781
SEQUENCE NUMBERXXX793

Zookplankton (F124)
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
PLANKTON DATA RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBERALWAYS '124'13
NODC TRACK NUMBER6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC46
RECORD NUMBERALWAYS 'H'101
STATION NUMBERSEE RECORD 'B'115
SAMPLE NUMBERFOUR-CHARACTER FIELD DETERMINED BY THE ORIGINATOR164
SAMPLE SIZEXXXX - PERCENT TO TENTHS204
ESTIMATED DENSITY OF HOLOPLANKTONXXXXXXXXXXX - NUMBER/CUBIC METER TO TENTHS2411
ESTIMATED DENSITY OF MEROPLANKTONXXXXXXXXXXX - NUMBER/CUBIC METER TO TENTHS3511
PROPORTION OF MEROPLANKTON TO THE TOTAL HAULXXXXXX - PERCENT TO TEN-THOUSANDTHS466
BLANKS525225
TEXT (LOCATION CODE)ORIGINATOR MAY USE THIS FIELD FOR AN INTERNAL LOCATION CODE772
SEQUENCE NUMBERXXX793

Zookplankton (F124)
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMN FIELD LENGTH
ICHTHYOPLANKTON RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBERALWAYS '124'13
NODC TRACK NUMBER6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC46
RECORD NUMBERALWAYS 'I'101
STATION NUMBERSEE RECORD 'B'115
SAMPLE NUMBERFOUR-CHARACTER FIELD DETERMINED BY THE ORIGINATOR164
TAXONOMIC CODETWELVE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC TAXONOMIC CODE2012
NUMBER CAUGHTXXXXX - TOTAL FOR EACH SPECIES325
MINIMUM SIZEXXXX - MILLIMETERS TO TENTHS374
MAXIMUM SIZEXXXX - MILLIMETERS TO TENTHS414
MEAN SIZEXXXX - MILLIMETERS TO TENTHS454
NUMBER OF EGGSXXXXXX496
LIFE HISTORYONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0148551
BLANKS5621
TEXT (LOCATION CODE)ORIGINATOR MAY USE THIS FIELD FOR AN INTERNAL LOCATION CODE772
SEQUENCE NUMBERXXX793

NODC Code Table Used With This Format
0101SEX
-- BLANK - NO INFORMATION
0 -- INDETERMINABLE
1 -- MALE
2 -- FEMALE
3 -- HERMAPHRODITE
4 -- TRANSITIONAL
5 -- GROUPED,BOTH SEXES PRESENT
6 -- HERMAPHRODITIC, FUNCTIONAL FEMALE
7 -- HERMAPHRODITIC, FUNCTIONAL MALE

NODC Code Table Used With This Format
0134GEAR
01 -- 3/4 METER RING NET
02 -- 1 METER RING NET
03 -- 1 METER NIO (NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY) NET
04 -- 60 CENTIMETER BONGO NE
05 -- 60 CENTIMETER VERTICAL CLOSING RINGNET
06 -- 1 FOOT RING NET
07 -- NISKIN BOTTLE
08 -- 2 METER TUCKER NET
09 -- SAMEOTO NEUSTON SAMPLER
10 -- .5 X 1.0 METER MARMAP NEUSTON NET
11 -- 61 CENTIMETER BONGO NET
12 -- 20 CENTIMETER BONGO NET
13 -- .0 X 2.0 METER MARMAP NEWSTON NET
14 -- 6 FT ISSACS-KIDD MIDWATER TRAWL
15 -- EPIBENTHIC SLED WITH TWO 1 METER TUCKER TRAWLS
16 -- ONE METER TUCKER TRAWL WITH 2 NETS
17 -- ONE METER TUCKER TRAWL WITH 4 NETS
18 -- ENGLISH UMBRELLA NET
19 -- GULF V SAMPLER
20 -- ONE METER PLUMMET NET WITH 571U MESH NET
21 -- 5 INCH CLARKE BUMPUS SAMPLER
22 -- MOCHNESS NET - PLEASE GIVE NET DIMENSIONS IN DDF
23 -- MTD NET
24 -- BURRELL EPIBENTHIC SLED (947 MICRON MESH NET)
25 -- 0.5 METER NET
26 -- PULLSLED - 0.15X0.57 METERS
27 -- NORPAC NET
28 -- ONE METER TUCKER TRAWL WITH SINGLE NET
29 -- MILLER HIGH-SPEED SAMPLER (5 INCH)
30 -- BONGO SAMPLER (1/2 METER)
31 -- NEUSTON NET, PNS (ZAITSEV-TYPE)
32 -- NEUSTON NET, SIMPLE RECTANGULAR
33 -- NEUSTON NET, WHOI TYPE
34 -- CLARK-BUMPUS (12 INCH)
35 -- GARRET SCREEN SAMPLER FOR SURFACE MICROLAYER
36 -- SCUBA GEAR
37 -- SUBMERSIBLE PUMP
38 -- SHIPS SEACHEST
39 -- 5 LITER NISKIN BOTTLE
40 -- 10 LITER NISKIN BOTTLE
41 -- 30 LITER NISKIN BOTTLE
42 -- LONGHURST-HARDY CONTINUOUS PLANKTON RECORDER

NODC Code Table Used With This Format
0148LIFE HISTORY
-- BLANK - NO INFORMATION
0 -- INDETERMINABLE
1 -- EGG
2 -- NAUPLIUS
3 -- ZOEA
4 -- MEGALOPA
5 -- VELIGER
6 -- LARVA
7 -- JUVENILE
8 -- ADULT
9 -- COMBINATION OF 6,7,AND 8
A -- COMBINATION OF 7 AND 8
B -- COMBINATION OF 6 AND 7
C -- JUVENILE/ADULT - SEXUAL MATURITY UNKNOWN
D -- POLYP
E -- CYPRIS
F -- COPEPODID
G -- PUPA
H -- NYMPH
I -- POSTLARVA
J -- PROTOZOEA
K -- MEDUSA
L -- EGG CARRYING FEMALE
M -- EGG CASE
P -- PARTS
Q -- IMMATURE
R -- SUBADULT
S -- TROCHOPHORE LARVAE
T -- SUBADULTS AND JUVENILES
U -- MATING PAIRS
V -- MYSIS
W -- COLONY
X -- CYPHONAUTES LARVAE
Y -- GLAUCOTHOE
Z -- YOLK SAC LARVAE

NODC Code Table Used With This Format
0175HAUL TYPE
C -- DOUBLE OBLIQUE CIRCULAR
D -- DOUBLE OBLIQUE
G -- SINGLE OBLIQUE
H -- HORIZONTAL
R -- SURFACE CIRCULAR
S -- STEP OBLIQUE
T -- SURFACE TOW
V -- VERTICAL
Y -- HORIZONTAL, OPEN ON DESCENT AND/OR ASCENT
Z -- HORIZONTAL, DISCRETE

NODC Code Table Used With This Format
0395MOLT STAGE
1 -- STAGE1
2 -- STAGE2
3 -- STAGE3
4 -- STAGE4
5 -- STAGE5
6 -- STAGE6
7 -- STAGE7
8 -- STAGE8
9 -- STAGE9

NODC TAXONOMIC CODE

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