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Analysis of foraminiferal populations in sediment samples from McMurdo Sound in relation to sediment type, ecological factors and bathymetry
Entry ID: K042_1981_1982_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Sea floor sediments of McMurdo Sound were sampled to obtain material suitable for detailed analysis of foraminiferal populations and their relationships to sediment type and ecological factors. Foraminifera are sensitive to a wide range of pollutants and baseline information on their present distribution may well be useful to help assess environmental impact in the future. Material was obtained ... View entire text
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Description: The Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Research Centre homepage. The publications and data may be available through this group, otherwise contact the investigator.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.75   S: -78.0   E: 167.0   W: 162.0
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 850

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-10-09
Stop Date: 1980-12-20
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Quality This study was reported in a MSc and PhD thesis. All data should be contained within the thesis and related publications. Remaining seafloor and sediment samples are held at Victoria University of Wellington and are to be curated in the 2009 year. Please contact the investigator for more information.
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
Contact Address:
30 Kaihuia St
Northland
City: Wellington
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Ward, B.L. Late Quaternary foraminifera from elevated deposits of the Cape Royds-Barne area, Ross Island, Antarctica. M.Sc., Northern Illinois University, De Kalb : 1979.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-07

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