SOMBASE - Southern Ocean Mollusc DatabaseEntry ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00068
Abstract: Understanding where organisms live and why they live there is the key aim of ecology. SOMBASE is a tool for looking at marine molluscs in the seas around Antarctica. Using a database and the latest mapping technology it is possible to display all the places where a family, genus or species has been found on an electronic map. These maps show us how widely spread different organisms are and if they ... prefer a particular area or type of habitat. The database can also be used to address questions about biodiversity in the seas around Antarctica and how its unique environment affects which animals are found there. SOMBASE contains comprehensive distribution records of Antarctic, Magellanic, and Sub-Antarctic Gastropods and Bivalves as well as records for many other species from the Southern Hemisphere. Based upon published records and British Antarctic Survey data these distribution maps form part of a biogeographic database, which also includes taxonomic, ecological a
nd habitat data. The database contains information on over 3,250 species from more than 3,800 locations.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Huw Griffiths
Dataset Title: Southern Ocean Mollusc Database (SOMBASE)
Dataset Publisher: British Antarctic SurveyOnline Resource: www.scarmarbin.be
Access Constraints There are no access constraints for this dataset.
Use Constraints If data are used from the SOMBASE database, the investigator must be informed, and the dataset must be cited as shown in the citation field. Please contact the investigator for more information.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: DBF
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: hjg at bas.ac.uk
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-01-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-04-27