Dataset: SPOT cruises
Deployment: MO_SPOT_Mar_2011

Listing of monthly cruises to San Pedro Channel sampling station
Principal Investigator: 
Jed A. Fuhrman (University of Southern California, USC)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
David Caron (University of Southern California, USC-HIMS)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Nancy Copley (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final with updates expected
Deployment Synonyms:
Version Date: 

This dataset is a listing of the cruises to stations off the coast of California near Los Angeles for the ARISA data.

The purpose of these cruises was to collect microbial specimens in water samples for genetic, taxonomic, and functional diversity. Cruise and/or CTD logs are available at:

Monthly station:
Deployments with MO_SPOT and Wrigley_SPOT in the cruise_id went to a single monthly station, a coastal temperate system, oligotrophic to mesotrophic, in San Pedro Basin (sill depth ~740 m, maximum depth ~890 m) off of Los Angeles, California. lat/lon: +33°33.00’N, -118°24.00’W

Quarterly stations:
2012-2014: Deployments with DOBD_POLA_SPOT_CAT in the cruise_id visited three quarterly stations. Coastal temperate system, three sites off of Los Angeles, California:
1) the Port of Los Angeles (POLA), lat/lon: 33°42.76’N, 118°15.57’W,
2) San Pedro Time Series station (SPOT), lat/lon: 33°33.00’N, 118°24.00’W, and
3) off of Santa Catalina Island (CAT), lat/lon: 33°27.18’N, 118°28.51’W

Related Dataset:
SPOT environmental data
ARISA Relative Abundances
ARISA Bin Taxonomy

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