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Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) biomass density estimates derived from acoustic backscatter data collected in the Western Core Box survey, South Georgia, South Atlantic: 1996 - 2019


This dataset contains processed acoustic backscatter data that reflect integrated density estimates for Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba). The acoustic backscatter data are from the Western Core Box (WCB), comprising 8 acoustic transects that span the shelf-break at South Georgia. The data were obtained from a time series of 22 cruises carried out between 1996/97 and 2019/20. Data were collected using either a Simrad EK500 or EK60 echo sounder by biological oceanographers working at the British Antarctic Survey under the Ecosystems scientific research programme and predecessor Discovery 2010 and Dynamo research programmes.

Funding was provided by the NERC/BAS Antarctic, Logistic, Infrastructure (ALI) Science and predecessor Long Term Monitoring Science research programmes.

Acoustic backscatter, Antarctic krill, EK500, EK60, Euphausia superba, Scotia Sea, South Georgia, WCB, Western Core Box

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