Patterns of zooplankton diversity through the depths of the Arctic’s central basins

  title={Patterns of zooplankton diversity through the depths of the Arctic’s central basins},
  author={Ksenia Kosobokova and Russell R Hopcroft and H. J. Hirche},
  journal={Marine Biodiversity},
Metazoan zooplankton diversity is characterized for the oceanic environments of the Arctic Ocean, specifically the deep Nansen, Amundsen, Makarov and Canada Basins. Our species inventory is based on original records from 134 locations where stratified sampling of the entire water column was conducted from the surface to the bottom (or a maximum of 3,000 m) during seven icebreaker expeditions (RV Polarstern, 1993-2007, USCGC Healy, 2005) and two older expeditions of the Russian drifting ice… 
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  • Environmental Science
    Polar Biology
  • 2004
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