MOBYDICK-THEMISTO

Type Oceanographic cruise
Set This cruise is part of the set THEMISTO
Ship Marion Dufresne
Ship owner TAAF
Dates 18/02/2018 (Saint-Denis) - 27/03/2018 (Saint-Denis)
Chief scientist(s) OBERNOSTERER Ingrid

LABORATOIRE D'OCÉANOGRAPHIE MICROBIENNE (LOMIC) - UMR 7621

1 avenue Pierre Favre

66650 BANYULS-SUR-MER

33 (0)4 68 88 73 01

http://lomic.obs-banyuls.fr/fr/index.html

DOI 10.17600/18000403
Objective

Understanding the oceanic biological carbon pump by (i) considering end-to-end marine food webs, and (ii) linking biodiversity to biogeochemical fluxes is the major scientific challenge that will be addressed by the project MOBYDICK. We propose to study end-to-end food webs in contrasted types of ecosystems in the Southern Ocean: a "Low Biomass Low Export" and a "High Biomass Low Export" ecosystem. The MOBYDICK oceanographic cruise was dedicated to study the food web structure from microbes to nekton, by using complementary biogeochemical and biological techniques, using a combination of up-to-date methods (omic, isotopic techniques, microscopy/image analyses, in situ sensors incl. acoustics, laser¿based size spectrum acquisition and imagery), and we have used multiple sampling tools (rosette, bottle-net, plankton nets, mesopelagic trawl), which have never been associated until now.

Data managed by SISMER

Bibliography

Publications

Sassenhagen Ingrid, Irion Solène, Jardillier Ludwig, Moreira David, Christaki Urania (2020). Protist Interactions and Community Structure During Early Autumn in the Kerguelen region (Southern Ocean). Protist, 171(1), 125709 (25p.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.protis.2019.125709