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Stable isotope analysis of invertebrate epifauna collected around Casey station, East Antarctica, for the TRENZ program.
Entry ID: ASAC_2948_TRENZ_Stable_Isotopes

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Abstract: A variety of epifaunal invertebrates were collected from hard substrates and soft sediment habitats at various sites in the Windmill Islands near Casey station in East Antarctica. Collected fauna were frozen (-18oC) and returned to Australia for analysis. Stable isotope analysis (carbon and nitrogen) was conducted on 376 samples.

This work was completed as part of ASAC project 2948 (ASAC_2948), "TRENZ: The TRophic Ecology of the antarctic Nearshore Zone: local and global constraints on patterns and processes".
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Description: This record describes a compilation of trophic data from across the Southern Ocean. Data have been drawn from published literature, existing trophic data collections, AADC data sets, and unpublished collections. The database comprises two principal tables. The first table relates to direct sampling methods of dietary assessment, including gut, scat, and bolus content analyses, stomach flushing, ... and observed feeding. The second table is a compilation of stable isotope values. Each record in these two tables includes details such as the location and date of sampling, predator size and mass, prey size and mass, and estimates of dietary importance. Names have been validated against the World Register of Marine Species (
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.23   S: -66.35   E: 110.6   W: 110.52

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-11-08
Stop Date: 2006-12-30
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Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Distribution Size: 697 kb
Distribution Format: csv
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 3 6232 3589
Fax: +61 3 6232 3158
Email: jonny.stark at
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Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Gillies, C. L., J. S. Stark, G. J. Johnstone, and S. D. A. Smith. (2012), Carbon flow and trophic structure of an Antarctic coastal benthic community as determined by d13C and d15N., Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 97, 44-57

Gillies, C. L., J. S. Stark, and S. D. A. Smith. (2011), Small-scale spatial variation of d13C and d15N isotopes in Antarctic carbon sources and consumers., Polar Biology, doi:DOI: 10.1007/s00300-011-1126-7
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-07-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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