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Neuston net tows in the New Zealand sector of the Southern Ocean and the Ross Sea to determine quantities of anthropogenic contaminants
Entry ID: K013_1981_1982_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The quantities of floatant contaminant levels (in particular virgin plastic granules together with larger chunks of degrading plastic, pelagic tar balls and oily residues and any other antrhopogenic litter) in surface waters of the New Zealand sector of the Southern Ocean and the Ross Sea was determined by conducting neuston net tows (27 locations in 81-82 and 20 locations in 82-83 and 10 locations in 85-86) on the journey from New Zealand to the Ross Sea aboard the USCGC Glacier and aboard the USCGC Polar Sea in the Ross Sea. A Sameoto-Jarosznsky type neuston nets was used for the tows. For each tow, the general locality, position (latitude and longitude), course, duration of the tow (minutes), area swept (m2), plastics/tar recovered and any other comments were recorded.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -48.83   S: -76.35   E: 179.0   W: 158.77
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 0
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 10

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-01-07
Stop Date: 1982-02-12
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ISO Topic Category
Platform
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Instrument
NEUSTON NET Ancillary Description
Quality The Antarctica New Zealand Logistics reports contain the following:
1981-1982:
Figure 1: Station localities at which tows of the neuston nets were made.
Table 1: Positions of neuston net two stations, area of sea surface swept and material recovered.

1982-1983
Figure 1: Station localities at which tows of the neuston nets were made
Table 1: Position of neuston net tow stations, area of sea surface swept and material recovered (Dec 82' to Feb 83')
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
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
Email: m.gregory at auckland.ac.nz
Contact Address:
School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
City: Auckland
Country: NEW ZEALAND
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Publications/References
Gregory, M.R. Kirk, R.M. Mabin, M.C.G. Pelagic tar, oil, plastics and other litter in surface waters of the New Zealand sector of the Southern Ocean, and on Ross Dependency shores. New Zealand Antarctic record 6(1): 12-28, 1984.

Gregory, M.R. Environmental and pollution aspects. in: Antarctic sector of the Pacific.Glasby G.P. (ed) Amsterdam: Elsevier. 1990. pp.291-324 [Elsevier ... View entire text
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-13

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