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Food chain investigations at White Island: seal survey, seasonal trends in phytoplankton populations, ocean environmental factors, zooplankton biomass and fish diet, age and growth studies
Entry ID: K014_1976_1977_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: A population of Weddell Seals at White Island (some 20km from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf) was/is thought to be a sub-population that does not migrate to the pack ice in the non-breeding season but rather maintaining breathing holes in the pressure ridges over winter. The seals studied were always in excellent condition indicating under the shelf ice some considerable distance from the open sea ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.13   S: -78.13   E: 167.4   W: 167.4

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1976-10-15
Stop Date: 1977-02-01

Start Date: 1978-08-31
Stop Date: 1979-01-24
ISO Topic Category
Quality AN early expedition with limited information available. Any existing data and results are in the publication or theses held at the University of Canterbury library and School of Biological Science.
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: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: c.poirot at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Gilmour, A.E. 1979 Sea temperatures from McMurdo Sound and White Island, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of marine and freshwater research 13(1): 141-142
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-17

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