The proposal will add unprecedented and integrated information of the pelagic compartment from understudied regions of the Western South Atlantic, which may be extrapolated to other marine environments in Brazil and the world.
PlancZEu = “Diversity of the planktonic communities associated to the biogeochemical cycles of the euphotic zone in the oceanic islands and in the latitudinal range between the São Pedro and São Paulo Archipelago and the Trindade Island” / “Diversidade das comunidades planctônicas associadas aos ciclos biogeoquímicos da zona eufótica nas ilhas oceânicas e no gradiente latitudinal entre o Arquipélago de São Pedro e São Paulo e a Ilha da Trindade” – submitted and approved in the CNPq Call No. 15/2015 – Program Archipelago and Ocean Islands.
The project team will depart from Recife (PE) in the first week of November of 2017 and will remain aboard of the ECO Sailboat for approximately 25 days, traveling the ASPSP, Martim Vaz and Trindade, disembarking in the city of Vitória (ES). We will obtain and process at least 138 zooplankton samples¹, 350 plankton samples for metagenomic analyzes² and 184 samples of chemical analyzes.
¹ Zooplankton: Planktonic animals
² Metagenomics: the genomic analysis of the microorganism communities of a given environment by independent cultivation techniques