Pelagic Invertebrate Collection
The Scripps Pelagic Invertebrate Collection is among the world's preeminent collections of marine zooplankton. It includes over 140,000 whole zooplankton samples containing some 108
specimens. In addition to worldwide geographic coverage, the Collection includes the remarkable CalCOFI zooplankton time series, which has surveyed the California Current since 1949.
Zooplankton of the San Diego Region
This is a pictorial guide to some of the common zooplankton found in local marine waters near the coast of San Diego. It grew from a series of papers in the University of California Publications in Zoology published by early Scripps researchers. It is intended for the general public.
ZooDB - Zooplankton Database
The ZooDB zooplankton data module provides a queriable interface to extensive zooplankton data from the California Current System, 1951 through present. The plankton samples analyzed are mostly from CalCOFI
, a long-term sampling program that continues actively today. Most of the data are from nighttime samples from springtime cruises in two distinct geographical areas off California: Southern California and Central California.
This database includes digital Zooscan analyses of the PRPOOS net samples (202-m mesh, 0.5-m diameter; typically 210-0 m) taken on CalCOFI lines 80 and 90 from 2005 to the present. Analyses supported entirely by NSF via grants to the California Current Ecosystem LTER site.
BTEDB - Brinton and Townsend Euphausiid Database
The Brinton and Townsend euphausiid data module provides a queriable interface to extensive euphausiid data, 1951 through present, from the California Current System. The plankton samples analyzed are from CalCOFI
(California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations), a long-term ocean sampling program that continues actively today. Most of the data are from two distinct geographical areas off California: Southern California and Central California. There are also data from off Baja California prior to 1986.
Brinton Euphausiid Plot Gallery
The Brinton euphausiid plot gallery presents geographical distributions of selected species, illustrated by Dr. Edward Brinton as a companion to Brinton and Townsend (2003, Deep-Sea Res. II 50: 2469). The selected plots are from 1969, the decade of the 1970s, and subsequent El Niño-associated intervals. Broad abundance intervals are expressed as numbers per 10 m².