TitleContinuous Plankton Recorder sampling between New Zealand and the Ross Sea, 2006–2013
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsRobinson, KV, Pinkerton, MH, Hall, JA, Hosie, GH
Series TitleNew Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report (AEBR)
Document Number128
Date Published05/2014
ISBN Number978-0-478-43226-8
Abstract The Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) method of sampling provides a cost-effective, scientifically-rigorous way of measuring plankton community biodiversity, abundance and distribution over large ocean areas and extended time periods. This project was established as the first part of a 15 year time series to monitor primary and secondary productivity in New Zealand waters and the Southern Ocean as part of the SCAR Southern Ocean CPR Survey.