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DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052269
Long-term observations of nearshore temperatures around southern Africa

Since January 1990, Underwater Temperature Recorders (UTRs) have been deployed at selected sites around Southern Africa to obtain long-term records of bottom temperature in the nearshore environment, at depths ranging from 2m to 34m.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.05092024
Long-term observations of hourly bottom temperatures at Sodwana Bay (February 2023 - November 2023)

Here we present processed hourly subsurface temperatures from Underwater Temperature Recorders (UTRs) located at a depth of 18m off Sodwana Bay (27.41483°S 32.72667°E), along the east coast of South Africa, between 14 February 2023 and 05 November 2023. At selected sites around Southern Africa, UTRs have been used to obtain long-term records of bottom temperature in the nearshore environment, at depths ranging from 2m to 34m.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.05082024
Raw temperature data for long-term observations of bottom temperatures at Sodwana Bay (August 2022 - February 2023)

Here we present raw temperatures from Underwater Temperature Records (UTRs) located at a depth of 18m off Sodwana Bay (27.41483°S 32.72667°E), along the east coast of South Africa, between 25 August 2022 and 14 February 2023. At selected sites around Southern Africa, UTRs have been used to obtain long-term records of bottom temperature in the nearshore environment, at depths ranging from 2m to 34m. Note that the data that falls outside of these dates is not from the deployment.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.05072024
Long-term observations of hourly bottom temperatures at Sodwana Bay (August 2022 - February 2023)

Here we present processed hourly subsurface temperatures from Underwater Temperature Records (UTRs) located at a depth of 18m off Sodwana Bay (27.41483°S 32.72667°E), along the east coast of South Africa, between 25 August 2022 and 14 February 2023. At selected sites around Southern Africa, UTRs have been used to obtain long-term records of bottom temperature in the nearshore environment, at depths ranging from 2m to 34m. Note that the data that falls outside of these dates is not from the...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.03062024
Raw temperature data for long-term observations of bottom temperatures at Ystervarkpunt (August 2022 - December 2023)

Here we present raw temperatures from Underwater Temperature Recorders (UTRs) located at a depth of 3m off Ystervarkpunt (34.395°S; 21.7305°E), along the south coast of South Africa, between 05 August 2022 and 05 December 2023. At selected sites around Southern Africa, UTRs have been used to obtain long-term records of bottom temperature in the nearshore environment, at depths ranging from 2m to 34m. Note that for some deployments, two UTRs were deployed to simultaneously record bottom...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.03052024
Long-term observations of hourly bottom temperatures at Ystervarkpunt (August 2022 - December 2023)

Here we present processed hourly subsurface temperatures from Underwater Temperature Recorders (UTRs) located at a depth of 3m off Ystervarkpunt (34.395°S; 21.7305°E), along the south coast of South Africa, between 05 August 2022 and 05 December 2023. At selected sites around Southern Africa, UTRs have been used to obtain long-term records of bottom temperatures in the nearshore environment, at depths ranging from 2m to 34m. Note that for some deployments, two UTRs were deployed to...

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Raw CTD data from the Transkei Shelf Oceanography Cruise on the Algoa 241, July 2017

This is raw Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data from the Transkei Shelf Oceanography Cruise on the Algoa 241, 12 July to 11 August, 2017. The area covered includes the Transkei shelf and continental slope (20m to 1000m), of the Eastern Cape, between Cape St Francis and Port Shepstone in the South-West Indian Ocean.Our knowledge of the distribution of offshore benthic biodiversity on the Transkei shelf is very limited. The region between Algoa Bay and Port Edward is not only important...

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Raw CTD data from the Marion Island Annual Relief Voyage on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 024, April 2017

This is raw Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data from the Marion Island Annual Relief Voyage on the MV SA Agulhas II Voyage 024, 06 April to 12 May 2017. The 2017 Marion Relief Voyage offered the fifth opportunity to conduct multi-disciplinary, shipbased marine research focusing on links and interactions between air and sea, ocean physics, chemistry, biogeochemistry and biology, including microbial, planktic and benthic communities on board South Africa’s polar research and supply...

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Raw CTD data from the Marion Island Relief Voyage on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 015, April 2015

This is raw Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data from the Marion Island Relief Voyage on the SA Agulhas II Voyage 015 from 9 April to 15 May, 2015. The 2015 Marion Relief Voyage on board South Africa’s polar research and supply vessel MV SA Agulhas II offered yet another opportunity to conduct multi-disciplinary ship-based oceanographic research focusing on links and interactions between air and sea, ocean physics, chemistry, biogeochemistry and biology, including microbial, planktic...

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Processed CTD data from the Transkei Shelf Oceanography Cruise on the Algoa 241, July 2017

This is processed Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data from the Transkei Shelf Oceanography Cruise on the Algoa 241, 12 July to 11 August, 2017. The area covered includes the Transkei shelf and continental slope (20m to 1000m), of the Eastern Cape, between Cape St Francis and Port Shepstone in the South-West Indian Ocean.Our knowledge of the distribution of offshore benthic biodiversity on the Transkei shelf is very limited. The region between Algoa Bay and Port Edward is not only...

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Processed CTD data from Leg 1 of the African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme (ACEP) II on the Algoa Voyage 177, July 2010

The Algoa sailed from Durban on 16 July 2010 to conduct a hydrographic survey of the Natal Bight as part of the winter African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme (ACEP) II. A total of 16 shore-normal transects were occupied between Scottburgh and St. Lucia. The aim of the synoptic survey was to determine the nutrient sources of the Natal Bight ecosystem, and to characterise the focus sites across the Bight. This dataset was processed using older standards which may not align with international...

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Processed CTD data from African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme (ACEP) from Algoa Voyage 176, January 2010

The Algoa sailed from Durban on 22 January 2010 to conduct a hydrographic survey of the Natal Bight as part of the African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme (ACEP) II. A total of 16 shore-normal transects were occupied between Scottburgh and St. Lucia.The sampling locations are indicated in Figure 1 of the Cruise Report. The aim of the synoptic survey was to determine the nutrient sources of the Natal Bight ecosystem, and to characterise the focus sites across the Bight. Unfortunately, due to...

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Raw SPAR data from the Transkei Shelf Oceanography Cruise on the Algoa 241, July 2017

This is raw Surface Photosynthetically Active Radiation (SPAR) data from the Transkei Shelf Oceanography Cruise on the Algoa 241, 12 July to 11 August, 2017. The area covered includes the Transkei shelf and continental slope (20m to 1000m), of the Eastern Cape, between Cape St Francis and Port Shepstone in the South-West Indian Ocean.Our knowledge of the distribution of offshore benthic biodiversity on the Transkei shelf is very limited. The region between Algoa Bay and Port Edward is not...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052247
African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme (ACEP) from Algoa Voyage 176, January 2010

The Algoa sailed from Durban on 22 January 2010 to conduct a hydrographic survey of the Natal Bight as part of the African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme (ACEP) II. A total of 16 shore-normal transects were occupied between Scottburgh and St. Lucia.The sampling locations are indicated in Figure 1 of the Cruise Report. The aim of the synoptic survey was to determine the nutrient sources of the Natal Bight ecosystem, and to characterise the focus sites across the Bight. Unfortunately, due to...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052246
Leg 1 of the African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme (ACEP) II on the Algoa Voyage 177, July 2010

The Algoa sailed from Durban on 16 July 2010 to conduct a hydrographic survey of the Natal Bight as part of the winter African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme (ACEP) II. A total of 16 shore-normal transects were occupied between Scottburgh and St. Lucia. The aim of the synoptic survey was to determine the nutrient sources of the Natal Bight ecosystem, and to characterise the focus sites across the Bight.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.09872023
Raw underway Thermosalinograph (TSG) observations from the Transkei Shelf Oceanography Cruise on the Algoa Voyage 241, July 2017

Here we present the 6-second resolution raw Thermosalinograph (TSG) data collected between 12 July 2017 and 14 August 2017 during the Transkei Shelf Oceanography on the RS Algoa Voyage 241. A SeaBird SBE45 TSG is used to opportunistically collect underway near-surface temperature and conductivity measurements during research and monitoring cruises. Water is continuously pumped to the TSG from an intake located in the hull of the vessel, and the observations are continuously interfaced with...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052244
Transkei Shelf Oceanography Cruise on the Algoa Voyage 241, July 2017

The Transkei Shelf Oceanography Cruise was conducted on the Algoa V241, 12 July to 11 August, 2017. The area covered includes the Transkei shelf and continental slope (20m to 1000m), of the Eastern Cape, between Cape St Francis and Port Shepstone in the South-West Indian Ocean.Our knowledge of the distribution of offshore benthic biodiversity on the Transkei shelf is very limited. The region between Algoa Bay and Port Edward is not only important for understanding the functioning of existing...

DOI: 10.15493/dea.mims.26052350
Long-term monitoring of seawater temperature in the microhabitats of intertidal marine invertebrates in Sea Point, South Africa

To better understand the physiological effects of marine invertebrates to changing environmental conditions, long-term monitoring which captures the natural variability of environmental parameters is required. In this way, experimental findings can be related back to field conditions, and better predictions can be made as to how marine invertebrates, particularly in the harsh intertidal, will fair with rising temperature. In May 2020, Cape Sea Urchins, Parechinus angulosus, were collected...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.27122022
Plankton Frontal Zone on the Africana Voyage 027, December 1984

The Plankton Frontal Zone cruise was carried out on the Africana Voyage 027 from 6 to 13 December 1984.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.43122022
Processed CTD continuous observations from the Plankton Frontal Zone on the Africana Voyage 027, December 1984

This is processed downcast Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data from the Plankton Frontal Zone on the Africana Voyage 027. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The Plankton Frontal Zone cruise was carried out on the Africana Voyage 027 from 6 to 13 December 1984.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.29122022
West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 033, July 1985

The objectives of this cruise were to survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake; to investigate the diurnal cycle of hake and other demersal species; to investigate the environment and ecological interrelationships of hake and other demersal species and to carry out acoustic target identification of mesopelagic species with RMT 8 nets.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.53122022
Raw CTD continuous observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 033, July 1985

This is raw Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 033, collected between 1 and 21 July 1985. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The objectives of this cruise were to survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake; to investigate the diurnal cycle of hake and other demersal species; to investigate the environment and...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.25122022
West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 022, July 1984

The objectives of this cruise were to survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake; to investigate the diurnal cycle and the environment of hake and other demersal species; to carry out acoustic target identification of mesopelagic species using RMT-8 nets and to study the community interactions of fish species in the area.

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.35122022
Processed CTD continuous observations from the West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 022, July 1984

This is processed downcast Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) continuous data from the West Coast Hake Biomass cruise on the Africana Voyage 022 collected between 3 and 28 July 1984. The cruise operated in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) region on the west coast of South Africa. The objectives of this cruise were to survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake; to investigate the diurnal cycle and the environment of hake and other demersal...

DOI: 10.15493/DEA.MIMS.33122022
West Coast Hake Biomass on the Africana Voyage 039, January 1986

The objectives of this cruise were to survey by means of trawling the abundance of adult and recruiting hake; to investigate the diurnal cycle of hake and other demersal species; to investigate the environment and ecological interrelationships of hake and other demersal species; to carry out acoustic target identification of mesopelagic species with RMT 8 nets; to make a few experimental trawls in deep water to search for the other species of monkfish and to determine the offshore limit of...