Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Surveys

What is it: 

The plankton layers presented show ‘Long-term trends in standard CPR regions of the North Atlantic from 1958-2015’ for:

  1. Phytoplankton abundance (PCI)
  2. Diatom abundance
  3. Dinoflagellate abundance

With additional context layers to show:

  • ‘Long-term trends in Sea Surface Temperature for the standard CPR regions (1958-2014)’. Images provided by the NOAA-ESRL Physical Sciences Division. For Citation see link for 'NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory COBE SST' under 'Data Sources' tab.
  • Sampling Effort - 1958 to 2015

CPR analysis of regional patterns for the North Atlantic are made based on CPR Survey standard areas. Only the areas covering Scottish seas are shown.

Links to Scotland's Marine Atlas: 
This information page is part of the theme: 
Sea Surface Temperature © NOAA-ESRL Physical Sciences Division