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    Daytime acoustic data (nautical area scattering coefficients, in m2/nmi2) integrated over 2 m vertical bins, from 200 to 1000 m depth. Data in each “pixel” is the average of all cleaned and valid data recorded at that depth range, in a time period starting 8 hours before the start of a station (defined as start of the CTD cast) and ending 8 hours after the start of the station, subject to being in the period between 1 hour after local sunrise and 1 hour prior to local sunset (i.e. during local daytime hours, but removing crepuscular periods). The relatively long interval over which data was accepted around each station was chosen due to frequent occurrences of periods of unusable acoustic data. Note that the provided positions correspond to the fixed Malapina station at that date, not the start and end point of the data collection.

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    Carbon export (from the epipelagic towards the mesopelagic zone) and sequestration (from the mesopelagic towards the bathypelagic zone) in the ocean are reviewed. Particulate organic carbon (POC) flux, and active flux due to migrant zooplankton and micronekton are shown from the epipelagic to the mesopelagic zone, and from the latter to the bathypelagic zone. Values towards the meso- and bathypelagic zones are compared in oligotrophic and productive systems. Zooplankton and prokaryote respiration in the meso- and bathypelagic zones of the ocean are also reviewed for oligotrophic and productive systems. Values were integrated over a depth layer and are given as the flux or respiration under one square meter (in g/m**2/a) between e.g. 100 m and 1000 m depth.

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    Carbon export (from the epipelagic towards the mesopelagic zone) and sequestration (from the mesopelagic towards the bathypelagic zone) in the ocean are reviewed. Particulate organic carbon (POC) flux, and active flux due to migrant zooplankton and micronekton are shown from the epipelagic to the mesopelagic zone, and from the latter to the bathypelagic zone. Values towards the meso- and bathypelagic zones are compared in oligotrophic and productive systems. Zooplankton and prokaryote respiration in the meso- and bathypelagic zones of the ocean are also reviewed for oligotrophic and productive systems. Values were integrated over a depth layer and are given as the flux or respiration under one square meter (in g/m**2/a) between e.g. 100 m and 1000 m depth.

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    The values of natural abundance of stable isotopes were measured in 13 micronekton fish species sampled during the BATHYPELAGIC cruise (North Atlantic, June 2018). This dataset contains the values obtained for carbon and nitrogen in bulk tissues, and nitrogen values in amino acids. Length and biomass data for each individual analyzed are also provided. Fishes were collected using a ''Mesopelagos” net (5x7 m mouth opening, 58 m total lenght) equipped with graded-mesh netting (starting with 30 mm and ending with 4 mm) and a multi-sampler for collecting samples from 5 different depth layers (Olivar et al., 2017). Individual fish were eviscerated, freeze-dried and weighted. Aliquots of muscular tissue (or whole individuals for species of small size) were analyzed in an elemental analyzer (bulk tissues, Olivar et al., 2019) or a gas chromatograph (derivatized amino acids, Mompeán et al., 2016) coupled to isotope-ratio mass spectrometers. Carbon analyses were made before and after removal of lipids with a mixture of trichloromethane:methanol:water.