[Parameters: Topic='HUMAN DIMENSIONS', Term='ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS', Variable_Level_1='OIL SPILLS']
Further investigations of the effects of the Nella Dan oil spillEntry ID: ASAC_1003
Abstract: Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 1003
Further investigations of the effects of the Nella Dan oil spill on intertidal benthic communities at Macquarie Island: continued recovery of kelp holdfast communities.
See the link below for public details on this project.
The project investigated spatial variation in kelp holdfast macrofaunal communities 7 years after the initial oil ... spill. The project was expanded to cover more sites than were sampled in projects 250 (ASAC_250) and 672 (ASAC_672). Results indicated that an impact was still detectable at one of the 3 oiled sites.
This dataset contains the 1988 and 1994 data. Holdfast data from the 1994/1995 season is also included (comparing east versus west).
The numbers are total individuals of each species that were found in each holdfast sample. This is a basic, though standard, species-abundance matrix.
The site codes used in this project are:
SB = Sandy Bay
SEC = Secluded Bay
BB = Buckles Bay
GC = Garden Cove
GG = Green Gorge
GB = Goat Bay
HMB = Half Moon Bay
BAUER = Bauer Bay
Other codes as for oil spill data
The first number given after the site code is the site number at that sampling location. The second number is the replicate at that site. Thus sb(1)3 is Sandy Bay site 1, replicate 3.
The fields in this dataset are:
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Simpson, R. and Smith, S..
Dataset Title: Further investigations of the effects of the Nella Dan oil spill
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2015-01-08
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Dataset DOI: doi:10.4225/15/54ADB63DE539DOnline Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Start Date: 1994-12-01Stop Date: 1995-03-31
Access Constraints This dataset is not yet publicly available. Contact the technical contact for more details.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_1003 when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 30 kb
Distribution Format: Excel
Phone: +61 2 6773 5010
Fax: +61 2 6773 5011
Email: rsimpson at metz.une.edu.au
ZOOLOGY School Of Biological Sciences University of New England
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2351
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 2 6648 3908
Email: steve.smith at scu.edu.au
Southern Cross University National Marine Science Centre PO Box 4321
City: Coffs Harbour
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2450
Smith, S.D.A. and Simpson, R.D. (1998), Recovery of benthic communities at Macquarie Island (sub-Antarctic) following a small oil spill., Marine Biology, 131, 567-581
Smith, S. D. A. (2000), Evaluating stress in rocky shore and shallow reef habitats using the macrofauna of kelp holdfasts., Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress and Recovery, 7, 259-272
Smith, S. D. A. and Simpson, R. D. (2001), Spatial variation in the community structure of intertidal habitats at Macquarie Island (subantarctic), Antarctic Science
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27