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The Zooplankton Ecology of Ellis Fjord
Entry ID: ASAC_379

Abstract: From the abstract of one of the papers:

A study was made of the sub-littoral benthic environment of Ellis Fjord, a 10km-long fjord located near Davis Station, in the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica, over a 15 month period (November 1984 to February 1986). Data were collected by SCUBA diving and underwater photography and were initially analysed by ordination techniques (non-metric multidimensional ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -69.15   S: -69.52   E: 76.4   W: 75.75
Min Depth: 2 METRES Max Depth: 31 METRES

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kirkwood, J.
Dataset Title: The Zooplankton Ecology of Ellis Fjord
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2004-04-20
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1984-11-01
Stop Date: 1986-02-28
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Quality The diver made sure not to touch the bottom during the surveys so as not to disturb the assemblages or the sediment (and thus obscure his view).
Access Constraints These data are available for download from the provided URL. Copies of the referenced publications are available for download to AAD staff only.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
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Distribution Size: 5730 kb
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Kirkwood, J.M. and Burton, H.R. (1988), Macrobenthic species assemblages in Ellis Fjord, Vestfold Hills, Antarctica, Marine Biology, 97, 445-457

Kirkwoiod, J.M. and Burton, H.R. (1987), Three new zooplankton nets designed for under-ice sampling; with preliminary results of collections made from Ellis Fjord, Antarctica during 1985, Polar Biology, 1, 112-122
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-10-18

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