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The effects of human impacts on Antarctic sponge species in the Ross Sea
Entry ID: K059_2001_2003_NZ

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Summary
Abstract: The effects of human impacts on the microbial and chemical ecology of Antarctic sponge species was investigated. Sponges dominate many of the shallow marine Antarctic habitats and due to the large volumes of seawater that they filter are ideal indicator organisms for assessing benthic conditions. The microbial flora and the symbiotic relationship associated with several Antarctic sponge species ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.0   S: -78.0   E: 167.0   W: 166.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-10-14
Stop Date: 2001-10-26
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ISO Topic Category
Quality WRT sample storage all the biological samples (sponges, sediments) are stored in the bulk -20 degree freezer in the Chemistry Department at the University of Canterbury. Please contact:

Professor Murray Munro
Department of Chemistry
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch
New Zealand
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Access Constraints If the samples/cultures are wanted to be transeferred from their current location, the receiving lab needs to have the necessary containment certification (i.e. PC2 containment) and transfers have to be done according to MAF protocol. Otherwise the work will need to be completed at the University of Canterbury. All access is restricted to approval from Professor Murray Munro, Associate Professor Tony Cole, and the investigator Dr Nicole Webster.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +61 7 4753 4151
Fax: +61 7 4772 5852
Email: n.webster at aims.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Institute of Marine Science
PMB 3
Townsville MC
City: Townsville
Province or State: Queensland
Postal Code: 4810
Country: AUSTRALIA
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Publications/References
Negri, A.P. Hales, L.T. Battershill, C. Wolff, C. Webster, N.S. TBT contamination identified in Antarctic marine sediments. Marine pollution bulletin 48: 1142-1144, 2004.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-27

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