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Physiological Tolerances of Some Antarctic Zooplanktons
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Abstract: Colonisation of Lake Fletcher, a hypersaline, meromictic lake in the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica, by the calanoid copepod Drepanopus bispinosus, the cyclopoid copepod Oncea curvata and an undescribed cydippid ctenophore is discussed. In 1978, salinity direstly under the ice was 66 ppt and repeated net hauls found no zooplankton. In 1983, adults of D. bispinosus were found, and in 1984, a ... View entire text
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  N: -68.45   S: -68.45   E: 78.26   W: 78.26

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Dataset Originator/Creator: Burton, H.
Dataset Title: Physiological Tolerances of Some Antarctic Zooplanktons
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2003-03-17
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-01-01
Stop Date: 1987-02-20
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Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Distribution Size: 5 kb
Distribution Format: .xls
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Eslake, D., Kirkwood, R., Burton, H., Wang, Zipan (1991), Temporal changes in zooplankton composition in a hypersaline, Antarctic lake subject to periodic seawater incursions., Hydrobiologia, 210, 93-99

Eslake, D., Kirkwood, R., Burton, H.R., Wang, Zipan (1988), The effect of spatial and temporal salinity changes on a copepod population in a hypersaline lake subject to periodic seawater incursions (Abstract)., Fifth SCAR Symposium on Antarctic Biology
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DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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