Nella Dan: ADBEX II Cruise - Hydroacoustic krill survey data
Entry ID: ADBEX_II_hydro

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Abstract: This dataset contains hydroacoustic results from the Antarctic Division Biomass Experiment II (ADBEX II) cruise of the Nella Dan. This cruise is the third in a series of six cruises, performing a long term survey of krill and other zooplankton distribution and abundance.

Australia was to have participated in the Second International Biomass Experiment I (SIBEX I), but withdrew due to resupply ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -70.0   E: 70.0   W: 58.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Pauly, T.
Dataset Title: Nella Dan: ADBEX II Cruise - Hydroacoustic krill survey data
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 1999-10-07
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1984-01-10
Stop Date: 1984-03-07
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SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality This voyage is one of six which are studying the abundance and disribution of Euphausia superba and other zooplankton. This provides a good coverage of the area at varying season times and conditions.

Ship-board instrumentation: A Simrad echosounding system was used, comprising of an EK-38 echosounder operating at 38 kHz, and EK-120 echosounder operating at 120 kHz, a QD ... View entire text
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 6.4 MB
Distribution Format: PDF
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 3 6232 3349
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: tim.pauly at
Contact Address:
203 Channel Highway
Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Higginbottom, I.R., Kerry, K.R. and Wayte, S.E. (1988), Hydroacoustic surveys of the distribution and abundance of krill: Prydz Bay region - FIBEX, ADBEX II and SIBEX II MV Nella Dan., Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition Research Notes, 62
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-11-25
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