Stable isotope (13C/15N) data of meso- and bathypelagic nekton, northern Gulf of Mexico, March - September 2011
Data Collection Period
2011-03-27 to 2011-09-25
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC)
These data represent stable isotope values (13C/15N) of eight species of meso- and bathypelagic nekton collected in the northern Gulf of Mexico during spring (22-March to 11-April), summer (23-June to 13-July), and fall (8-September to 27-September) of 2011. The species examined in this study include: Anoplogaster cornuta, Chauliodus sloani, Coccorella atlantica, Gigantura chuni, Gigantura indica, Omosudis lowii, Photostomias guernei, and Stomias affinis. Isotope values are derived from white muscle tissue dissected from 212 individual fish that were collected using large mid-water trawls towed from the surface to depths of either 700 or 1400 m. The samples were collected as part of an ongoing effort to describe the trophic ecology of major functional groups within deep-pelagic environments of the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Richards, T., and E. Gipson. Stable isotope (13C/15N) data of meso- and bathypelagic nekton, northern Gulf of Mexico, March - September 2011. 2018. Distributed by: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC), Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. doi: 10.7266/N7ZS2V04