|Description||The Arctic Ostracode Database provides species census data for about 100 species of benthic marine Ostracoda from modern surface and late Quaternary sediments from various parts of the Arctic Ocean and adjacent seas. Ostracodes are a microfossil group of|
|Originators||Cronin, Thomas M.; Holtz, Thomas R., Jr.; Brouwers, Elisabeth M.; Briggs, William M.; Whatley, Robin C.; and Wood, Adrian|
Each assemblage is further documented by the number of each of 101 taxa of ostracode specimens found in it. For each of these taxa, the label used in the data files is TaxonXXX where XXX is the number of the taxon, an arbitrary designation related to a more formal scientific reference in the file taxa.txt.
Numerical census of ostracode shells found in a sediment sample.
|Site||Core or sample identifier (text following a variety of coding schemes)|
|Top (cm)||Depth in core of the top of the sampled interval|
|Bottom (cm)||Depth in core of the bottom of the sampled interval|
|Latitude||Latitude of the sample site|
|Longitude||Longitude of the sample site|
|Water depth (m)||Depth of the sea floor at the sample site|
|Total||Total number of ostracode specimens counted|