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The depth distribution of meroplankton in the water column of Gerlache Inlet
Entry ID: K018_2006_2008_NZ_1


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Summary
Abstract: Plankton was sampled at a single site (74° 38.474' S, 164° 12.473' E) between 14 Nov 2007-06 Dec 2007 about 1 km to the south of Gondwana Station during the 07-08 season to determine if there is a different larval community at different depths. Plankton was sampled at four depths (25, 50, 75, and 100 m) in random order. A CTD probe produced a depth profile of salinity, temperature and chlorophyll to relate to the depth distribution of the larvae. Three replicate samples were taken at each depth. The 50 m samples were sorted fresh, larvae quantified and specimens photographed and preserved for DNA sequence analysis and morphological description. The other samples were preserved in a formalin based Steedman's fix and taken to the University of Auckland for analysis.

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Parent DIF
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K018_2002_2008_NZ_1


Geographic Coverage
 N: -74.6381 S: -74.6412  E: 164.2262  W: 164.2079
 Min Depth: 2  Max Depth: 100

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-11-14
Stop Date: 2007-12-06


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >ZOOPLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PELAGIC HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >USE/FEEDING HABITATS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >RANGE CHANGES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY STRUCTURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >CHLOROPHYLL


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Instrument
PLANKTON NETS    [Information]


Project
LGP >Latitudinal Gradient Project    [Information]
IPY >INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR    [Information]
CAML >CENSUS OF ANTARCTIC MARINE LIFE    [Information]
COML >CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE    [Information]
EBA >Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic    [Information]


Keywords
TERRA NOVA BAY


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
MARY SEWELL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext. 83758
Fax: +64 9 373 7417
Email: m.sewell at auckland.ac.nz
Contact Address:
School of Biological Sciences,
University of Auckland,
Private Bag 92019
City: Auckland
Postal Code: 92019
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
Suberg, L. (2008) Diversity, abundance and distribution of coastal meroplankton along the Victoria Land Coast, Antarctica. MSc thesis, University of Auckland, 156 pp.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-07-02


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