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Arctic soft-sediment macrobenthos (EUROBIS)
Entry ID: Eurobis_533

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Abstract: Samples of the macrobenthic fauna of soft sediments were collected from around Svalbard during the 1991 Arctic EPOS cruise of RVPolarstern. Although faunal variability could be related to sediment granulometry and depth, all stations to the south and east of the Archipelago lay within the broadly defined central Barents Sea community. In this community, (alfa-diversity was variable and sampled ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 81.45   S: 77.2   E: 32.93   W: 10.73

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kendall, Mike
Dataset Title: Arctic soft-sediment macrobenthos
Dataset Series Name: Macroben Database
Dataset Release Date: 30 Aug 2005
Dataset Release Place: Plymouth, UK
Dataset Publisher: Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: MS Excel
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-01-01
Stop Date: 1991-12-31
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Flanders Marine Institute, Belgium Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +32-(0)59-34 01 55
Fax: +32-(0)59-34 21 31
Email: ward.appeltans at
Contact Address:
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Wandelaarkaai 7
City: Oostende
Postal Code: 8400
Country: Belgium
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Phone: +32-(0)59-34 01 55
Fax: +32-(0)59-34 21 31
Email: bart.vanhoorne at
Email: bartv at
Contact Address:
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Wandelaarkaai 7
City: Oostende
Country: BELGIUM
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Kendall, M.A. (1996). Are Arctic soft-sediment macrobenthic communities
impoverished?. Polar Biol. 16: 393-399
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-10-14

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