Table 1 Library of flash kinetic parameter signatures (±SE) for taxa collected around Svalbard during 2012 and 2014.

From: Bioluminescence as an ecological factor during high Arctic polar night

Taxon Location BLmax BLmean max Tmax
Dinoflagellates
 Protoperidinium spp. (n = 7) Rijpfjord, Billefjord 1.14 ± 0.27 0.37 ± 0.079 2.86 ± 0.73 0.08 ± 0.003
Ctenophores
 Beroe cucumis (n = 16) Kongsfjord 200.05 ± 48.43 65.45 ± 18.16 3176.5 ± 1557 0.52 ± 0.078
 Mertensia ovum (n = 13) Rijpfjord 2.05 ± 0.41 0.66 ± 0.13 17.21 ± 4.51 0.34 ± 0.066
Copepods
 Metridia spp. (n = 13) Kongsfjord 6.47 ± 1.29 1.70 ± 0.32 19.69 ± 3.47 0.13 ± 0.037
Krill
 Meganyctiphanes norvegica (n = 6) Kongsfjord 12.98 ± 6.90 3.59 ± 1.80 85.98 ± 38.84 0.15 ± 0.046
 Thysanoessa inermis (n = 18) Kongsfjord 25.32 ± 7.63 12.61 ± 3.63 209.97 ± 69.39 0.22 ± 0.022
Ostracods
 Boroecia spp. (n = 3) Sea ice drift 76.65 ± 39.11 22.24 ± 11.10 323.27 ± 146.82 0.34 ± 0.19
  1. Sample size is in parentheses with each taxon. BLmax, BLmean, and ∑max are reported × 109 photons s−1, and Tmax is reported in seconds.