Dataset: iioe_zoo_other
Deployment: Dm_64_5

Other Zooplankton groups collected during the International Indian OceanExpedition (IIOE) 1960-1965
Principal Investigator: 
Vijayalakshmi R. Nair (National Institute of Oceanography, Kochi, India, NIO)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Ms Dicky Allison (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
Version Date: 

'Zooplankton samples collected during International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE) 1960-65 are by far the largest and the most important collections from the Indian Ocean in the world today. Though several experts spent decades to study various groups of zooplankton, these valuable data have not been computerized to make permanent records. Hence a database for IIOE zooplankton is initiated as a cooperative project of CMarZ and a part of the IIOE data have been digitized.

During IIOE 1548 standard zooplankton samples were collected covering the entire Indian Ocean. The database is prepared based on published information on these zooplankton samples. Three sets of Tables are made (1) Basic data on zooplankton volume, total population and all the 54 taxa found in the collections. (2) Data emerged from subsorting of copepods, decapods and fish larvae (3) Species level data for chaetognaths for entire Indian Ocean and ostracods for northern Indian Ocean.' (from summary of CMarZ Cooperative Project final report)

Related data objects:

iioe_zoo V. Nair Zooplankton major groups collected during the IIOE, 1960-1965
iioe_chaetognaths V. Nair Chaetognath species recorded from the entire Indian Ocean
iioe_copepods V. Nair Copepods sub-sorted from zooplankton collected during IIOE, 1960-1965
iioe_decapods V. Nair Decapods sub-sorted from zooplankton collected during IIOE, 1960-1965
iioe_mysids V. Nair Mysidacea species recorded during the IIOE, 1962-1965
iioe_ostracods V. Nair Ostracod species from N. Indian Ocean, N. of 10o S.
iioe_pleuronects V. Nair Pleuronectiforms larvae from IIOE, 1960-1965

Although technically retired, Vijaya Nair remains the contact for anyone seeking information about these data.

Contact information:
Vijayalakshmi R. Nair
HB/50, Vijaya
South Bridge Avenue, Panampilly Nagar
Kochi 682036, Kerala, India
(telephone/fax) 00-91-484-2316999

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