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Collection of tardigrads from areas around the Ross Sea Region to define different species
Entry ID: K014_1975_1976_NZ_1


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Summary
Abstract: Tardigrada, or water bears, are microscopic aquatic invertebrates found in many land and sea habitats. Ultrastructure studies have tried to show their true affinities to other invertebrates. Physiologists are trying to understand how they can survive such extreme heat, cold and caustic chemicals. One of the biggest problems is to define a species. Collections were taken from as many locations as was practical so that speciation could be better understood. Collections were made in 1970 and 1975 from several areas includeing Ross Island (Cape Bird, Cape Royds, Cape Evans, Cape Crozier, Observations, Crater Hill and Beach Crater near Castle Hill), Cape Hallett, Marble Point, Discovery Bluff (Granite Harbour), Spike Cape, Dunlop Island, Hjorth Hill, Lake Fryxell, Lake Bonny, Suess Glacier, the Strand Moraines, Blue Glacier, Arneb Glacier, Scallop Hill (Black Island) and Mt Discovery.
Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.1667 S: -77.1667  E: 166.6833  W: 166.6833

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-11-22
Stop Date: 1975-12-12


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE BIRD
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >WATER BEARS (TARDIGRADES)


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Quality
A very early expedition with limited information available. Any existing data and results are in the publication or contact the investigator for more information.


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand    [Information]
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
PAUL SAGAR
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 3 343 7855
Fax: +64 3 348 5548
Email: paul.sagar at niwa.co.nz
Contact Address:
NIWA
PO BOX 8602
City: Christchurch
Postal Code: 8602
Country: New Zealand


DON HORNING
Role: INVESTIGATOR


CEISHA POIROT
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


SHULAMIT GORDON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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


Publications/References
Horning, D.S. 1976. Studies of water bears and penguins at Cape Bird. Antarctic 7: 278-279.

Duncan, K.W. 1979 A note on the distribution and abundance of the endemic collembolan Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni Carpenter 1908 at Cape Bird, Antarctica. Mauri ora 7: 19-24

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-17


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