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Sampling petroleum contaminated soils for microbes at the historic huts
Entry ID: K021_1998_2008_NZ_8


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Summary
Abstract: Soil samples were taken at Cape Evans where the remains of 2 petroleum depots are located near the hut (1999-2000 season) to ascertain if hydrocarbons were present. Additional sampling was carried out the following season (2000-2001) to determine the depth and extent of the contamination. Petroleum was also stored at Hut Point and Cape Royds by early explorers and soil samples were taken from suspected locations within the historic boundaries to identify possible contaminated areas. In the following season (2001-2002) further samples were taken. The oil spill site at Cape Evans was mapped. Soil samples collected from Cape Evans from upper and lower fuel depot and total weight was 2 kg, Cape Royds from the garage area next to the hut with unknown weight.

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Description: Antarctic Heritage Trust related information on historic huts fungi


Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.553 S: -77.8472  E: 166.6333  W: 166.1685

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > HUT POINT
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE EVANS
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE ROYDS
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >OIL SPILLS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >HEAVY METALS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOTOXICOLOGY >TOXICITY LEVELS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Project
LGP >Latitudinal Gradient Project    [Information]
EBA >Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic    [Information]


Quality
Collected specimens and isolate samples are all held at the University of Waikato Antarctic Fungal Collection, PC2 facility as frozen glycerols at -80C. There are approximately 2,700 isolates. Approx 1,350 specimen were transferred to ZyGEM Corp Ltd, Culture Collection. Personal notebooks are held by the investigator.


Access Constraints
Culture at the University of Waikato are used for research purposes and are also linked with Zygem Pharmaceuticals for research and are therefore not publically available. Please contact the investigator for more information.


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center


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
ROBERTA L FARRELL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 7 838 4704
Fax: +64 7 838 4976
Email: r.farrell at waikato.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Postal Code: 3105
Country: New Zealand


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
Blanchette, R.A. Held, B.W. Jurgens, J.A. Aislabie, J. Duncan, S. Farrell, R.L. Environmental pollutants from the Scott and Shackleton expeditions during the ‘Heroic Age’ of Antarctic exploration. Polar record 40(213): 143-151, 2004

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-26


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