Scottish Coastal Observatory data is published under a digital object identifier for each monitoring site. No published data will be modified, but additional years of data will be added to resources after publication once Quality control is completed.
We therefore recommend that citations include information about the range of data used when citing the dataset (e.g. date or other parameter range, including filtering by quality flags)
This zooplankton data resource contains the following columns:
DateSampled (The date of sampling YYYY-MM-DD)
Species (The species or genus name used in analysis)
AphiaID (The AphiaID for the correspoding species/taxon name. The Life Sciences Identifier (LSID) URN structure is to prefixed the Aphia ID with urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname: e.g. urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:152230 for Coelenterata phylum)
Concentration (Concentration in Numbers per cubic metre, 5 decimals)