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Occurrence of Eukaryotes in the size fraction >680 micrometres, collected worldwide during the Tara Oceans expedition (2009-2013) using a Régent net and analysed on a ZooScan imaging platform
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Romagnan, J.B., Jalabert, L., Brandao, M., Caray-Counil, L., Dimier, C., Picheral, M., Searson, S., Kandels-Lewis, S., Tara Oceans Consortium Coordinators, Karsenti, E., Pesant, s., Irisson, J.O., Lombard, F., Stemmann, L., Gorsky, G.; (2020) Occurrence of Eukaryotes in the size fraction >680 micrometres, collected worldwide during the Tara Oceans expedition (2009-2013) using a Régent net and analysed on a ZooScan imaging platform.
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The Tara Oceans project sampled contrasting ecosystems of the world oceans during a three-year expedition (2009-2013), collecting environmental data and plankton, from viruses to metazoans, on board the 36-metre Tara Schooner. It surveyed 210 ecosystems in 20 biogeographic provinces, collecting over 35,000 samples of seawater and plankton. Samples were later analysed using modern sequencing and state-of-the-art imaging technologies. more

We are keen to thank the commitment of the following people and sponsors who made this singular expedition possible: CNRS, EMBL, Genoscope/CEA, VIB, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, UNIMIB, ANR (projects POSEIDON, BIOMARKS, PROMETHEUS, and TARA-GIRUS), FWO, BIO5, Biosphere 2, agnès b., the Veolia Environment Foundation, Region Bretagne, World Courier, Illumina, Cap L'Orient, the EDF Foundation EDF Diversiterre, FRB, the Prince Albert II de Monaco Foundation, Etienne Bourgois, the Tara schooner and its captain and crew. Tara Oceans would not exist without the continuous support of the participating 23 institutes (see

Biology > Plankton
Marine, EcoTaxa, A, North Atlantic, ISW, Indian Ocean, ISW, Red Sea, MED, Pacific Ocean I., PNE, Arctic, PS, Antarctic Ocean, Actinopterygii, Larvacea, Atlanta Lesueur, 1817, Augaptilidae Sars G.O., 1905, Brachyura, Calanidae Dana, 1849, Calanoida, Candaciidae Giesbrecht, 1893, Cavoliniidae Gray, 1850 (1815), Chaetognatha, Cirripedia, Cnidaria, Copepoda, Corycaeidae Dana, 1852, Crustacea, Decapoda, Diphyidae Quoy & Gaimard, 1827, Doliolida, Eucalanidae Giesbrecht, 1893, Euchaetidae Giesbrecht, 1893, Eumalacostraca, Euphausia Dana, 1850, Foraminifera, Heterorhabdidae Sars G.O., 1902, Hippopodiidae Kölliker, 1853, Hydroidolina, Hydrozoa, Hyperiidea, Laomediidae Borradaile, 1903, Limacinidae Gray, 1840, Mollusca, Oikopleuridae Lohmann, 1915, Orbulina d'Orbigny, 1839, Ostracoda, Phaeodaria, Physonectae, Poecilostomatoida, Pyrosomatida, Rhopalonematidae Russell, 1953, Salpida, Sergestoidea Dana, 1852, Siphonophorae, Thecosomata

Geographical coverage
A, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]
ISW, Indian Ocean [Marine Regions]
ISW, Red Sea [Marine Regions]
Mediterranean [Marine Regions]
Pacific Ocean I.
PNE, Arctic [Marine Regions]
PS, Antarctic Ocean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
7 September 2009 - 27 October 2013

Taxonomic coverage
Actinopterygii [WoRMS]
Larvacea [WoRMS]
Atlanta Lesueur, 1817 [WoRMS]
Augaptilidae Sars G.O., 1905 [WoRMS]
Brachyura [WoRMS]
Calanidae Dana, 1849 [WoRMS]
Calanoida [WoRMS]
Candaciidae Giesbrecht, 1893 [WoRMS]
Cavoliniidae Gray, 1850 (1815) [WoRMS]
Chaetognatha [WoRMS]
Cirripedia [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Copepoda [WoRMS]
Corycaeidae Dana, 1852 [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Decapoda [WoRMS]
Diphyidae Quoy & Gaimard, 1827 [WoRMS]
Doliolida [WoRMS]
Eucalanidae Giesbrecht, 1893 [WoRMS]
Euchaetidae Giesbrecht, 1893 [WoRMS]
Eumalacostraca [WoRMS]
Euphausia Dana, 1850 [WoRMS]
Foraminifera [WoRMS]
Heterorhabdidae Sars G.O., 1902 [WoRMS]
Hippopodiidae Kölliker, 1853 [WoRMS]
Hydroidolina [WoRMS]
Hydrozoa [WoRMS]
Hyperiidea [WoRMS]
Laomediidae Borradaile, 1903 [WoRMS]
Limacinidae Gray, 1840 [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Oikopleuridae Lohmann, 1915 [WoRMS]
Orbulina d'Orbigny, 1839 [WoRMS]
Ostracoda [WoRMS]
Phaeodaria [WoRMS]
Physonectae [WoRMS]
Poecilostomatoida [WoRMS]
Pyrosomatida [WoRMS]
Rhopalonematidae Russell, 1953 [WoRMS]
Salpida [WoRMS]
Sergestoidea Dana, 1852 [WoRMS]
Siphonophorae [WoRMS]
Thecosomata [WoRMS]

European Molecular Biology Laboratory; European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI)data creator
Sorbonne Universitédata creator
Sorbonne Université; Sorbonne Université/CNRS, Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV)data creator
Tara Oceans Consortiumdata creator

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Describing this dataset
Karsenti, E. et al. (2011). A holistic approach to marine eco-systems biology. PLoS Biology 9(10): e1001177.
Pesant, S. et al. (2015). Open science resources for the discovery and analysis of Tara Oceans data. Scientific Data 2(1).

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2020-05-28
Information last updated: 2020-07-29
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