Search Help
A general benthic survey of the Cape Bird region: distribution of sediment types, boundaries of faunal zones, bathymetry and current patterns
Entry ID: K014_1970_1971_NZ_5

[ Update this Record ]

Abstract: A survey of the region from the ice face to McDonald Beach and to a depth of about 300 meters with regard to distribution of sediment types, boundaries of faunal zones and the general bathymetry of the area was completed at Cape Bird. The current pattern around the cape coast was observed and measured and its effect on the local benthic habitat was described.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-12-08
Stop Date: 1971-02-01
ISO Topic Category
CURRENT METERS Ancillary Description
Quality A very early expedition with limited information available. Any existing data and results are in the thesis, held in the School of Biological Science, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Email: grant at
View entire list
Lowry, J.K. Studies on the macrobenthos of the Southern Ocean. Ph.D., University of Canterbury : . 1976.
Extended Metadata Properties
(Click to view more)

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
[ Update this Record ]