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Table 1.

Mean biomass, primary production, secondary production, and carbon demand for sea-ice biota at the 8 ice stations, including standard deviation (SD, n = 8), range, and relative (Rel.) share. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.2020.00169.t1

BiomassPrimary or Secondary ProductionCarbon Demand
Sea-Ice BiotaMean (µg C m–2)SDRangeRel. (%)Mean (µg C m–2 day–1)SDRangeRel. (%)Mean (µg C m–2 day–1)SDRangeRel. (%)
Primary producers 
 Ice algae 22,300 10,400 10,500–41,900 naa 4,810 4,400 463–13,700 na na na na na 
Secondary producers (sea-ice meiofauna) 
 Harpacticoida G.O. Sars, 1903 1,030 970 0–2,770 91.6 21.6 20.4 0–58.1 84.7 542 (542)b 512 0–1,460 81.1 
 Nauplii (Copepoda Milne Edwards, 1840) 48.6 46.7 3.3–154 4.3 1.0 1.0 0.1–3.2 4.0 60.0 (60.0)b 57.7 4.1–190 9.0 
 Rotifera Cuvier, 1817 2.4 5.0 0–13.6 0.2 0.2 0.3 0–0.9 0.6 2.9 5.9 0–16.3 0.4 
 Ciliophora, not documented 37.0 37.6 0–94.2 3.3 2.3 2.3 0–5.8 9.0 53.1 (26.6)b 53.9 0–135 7.9 
 Tintinnina Kofoid and Campbell, 1929 5.3 6.3 0–16.8 0.5 0.3 0.4 0–1.0 1.3 7.6 9.1 0–24.1 1.1 
 Dinophyceae Fritsch, 1927 1.3 2.1 0–4.9 0.1 0.1 0.1 0–0.3 0.3 2.2 3.6 0–8.5 0.3 
 Amoebozoa Lühe, 1913, emend. Cavalier-Smith, 1998 0.1 0.3 0–0.9 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0–0.1 <0.1 0.2 0.5 0–1.3 <0.1 
Total 1,120 993 47–2,810 100 25 21 2–59 100 668 (628)b 543 64–1,510 100 
BiomassPrimary or Secondary ProductionCarbon Demand
Sea-Ice BiotaMean (µg C m–2)SDRangeRel. (%)Mean (µg C m–2 day–1)SDRangeRel. (%)Mean (µg C m–2 day–1)SDRangeRel. (%)
Primary producers 
 Ice algae 22,300 10,400 10,500–41,900 naa 4,810 4,400 463–13,700 na na na na na 
Secondary producers (sea-ice meiofauna) 
 Harpacticoida G.O. Sars, 1903 1,030 970 0–2,770 91.6 21.6 20.4 0–58.1 84.7 542 (542)b 512 0–1,460 81.1 
 Nauplii (Copepoda Milne Edwards, 1840) 48.6 46.7 3.3–154 4.3 1.0 1.0 0.1–3.2 4.0 60.0 (60.0)b 57.7 4.1–190 9.0 
 Rotifera Cuvier, 1817 2.4 5.0 0–13.6 0.2 0.2 0.3 0–0.9 0.6 2.9 5.9 0–16.3 0.4 
 Ciliophora, not documented 37.0 37.6 0–94.2 3.3 2.3 2.3 0–5.8 9.0 53.1 (26.6)b 53.9 0–135 7.9 
 Tintinnina Kofoid and Campbell, 1929 5.3 6.3 0–16.8 0.5 0.3 0.4 0–1.0 1.3 7.6 9.1 0–24.1 1.1 
 Dinophyceae Fritsch, 1927 1.3 2.1 0–4.9 0.1 0.1 0.1 0–0.3 0.3 2.2 3.6 0–8.5 0.3 
 Amoebozoa Lühe, 1913, emend. Cavalier-Smith, 1998 0.1 0.3 0–0.9 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0–0.1 <0.1 0.2 0.5 0–1.3 <0.1 
Total 1,120 993 47–2,810 100 25 21 2–59 100 668 (628)b 543 64–1,510 100 

aNot applicable.

bOf that ice algae.

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