A series of quantitative sea bottom grab samples were collected from the benthos in the area of McDonald Beach and north to the ice cliffs, Cape Bird. Samples were collected from between 25 and 200m in depth with 7 samples in total analysed to determine the structure and diversity of the bottom community. The sampling was extended to Cape Hallett and Perseverance Harbour, Campbell Island for comparisons with Cape Bird.
Please refer to the publications and PhD thesis for data. Samples were lodged with Australian Museum in Sydney, Australia. The collection consists of invertebrates, collected from around Ross Island, Cape Hallett and Campbell Island, belonging to the following taxonomy groups (Phylum, Class, Order) with number of samples in the collection: Note: These are the registered samples and ... there is likely to be additional unregistered material in the collection.
For access or more information on any of these samples, please contact: Dr Stephen Keable Collection Manager Marine Invertebrates (Natural Science Collections) Australian Museum 6 College Street Sydney NSW 2010 Australia Phone: +61 2 9320 6433 Fax: +61 2 9320 6015 www.australianmuseum.net.au
Access to the museum collection is following the museum rules and regulations.
Knox, G.A. Lowry, J.K. A comparison between the benthos of the Southern Ocean and the north polar oceans with special reference to the Amphipoda and the Polychaeta. in: Polar oceans: SCOR/SCAR Polar Oceans Conference.Dunbar M.J. (ed) Calgary: Arctic Institute of North America. 423462. pp.1977
Lowry, J.K. Neoxendice cryophile, a new podocerid from the Ross Sea, Antarctica (Amphipoda). Crustaceana 30(1): 98-104, 1976.
Lowry, J.K. Studies on the macrobenthos of the Southern Ocean. Ph.D., University of Canterbury : . 1976.
Lowry, J.K. Bullock, S. Catalogue of the marine gammaridean Amphipoda of the Southern Ocean. Royal Society of New Zealand bulletin 16: 187, 1976.