The spatial distribution of the meroplankton in Granite Harbour
Entry ID: K018_2008_2009_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: A spatial-distribution study of the meroplankton at Granite Harbour was conducted to add to the information on the distribution and abundance patterns of the meroplankton in the Ross Sea (previously examined at Cape Hallett, McMurdo Sound and Gerlache Inlet, Terra Nova Boy). Quantitative sampling was conducted for comparison to other LGP sites along the Victoria Land coast. Specimens of the marine invertebrate larvae were collected for morphological work and DNA sequencing. A spatial-distribution study of Granite Harbour was conducted to confirm that sampling from a single plankton hole provides a representative sample of the meroplankton at a particular location. Samples were collected from 4 sites at random, spaced 400m apart, parallel to Couloir Cliffs for 4 consecutive days (Wed-Sat) for 3 consecutive weeks.

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Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
K018_2002_2008_NZ_1


Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.0086 S: -77.0174  E: 162.9002  W: 162.8796
 Min Depth: 0  Max Depth: 50

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-11-17
Stop Date: 2008-12-06


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > GRANITE HARBOUR
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >ZOOPLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PELAGIC HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >RANGE CHANGES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY STRUCTURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Instrument
PLANKTON NETS    [Information]


Project
LGP >Latitudinal Gradient Project    [Information]
IPY >INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR    [Information]
CAML >CENSUS OF ANTARCTIC MARINE LIFE    [Information]
COML >CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE    [Information]
EBA >Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic    [Information]


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


Personnel
MARY SEWELL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext. 83758
Fax: +64 9 373 7417
Email: m.sewell at auckland.ac.nz
Contact Address:
School of Biological Sciences,
University of Auckland,
Private Bag 92019
City: Auckland
Postal Code: 92019
Country: NEW ZEALAND


SHULAMIT GORDON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-07-02

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