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Community composition survey at Terra Nova Bay with similar samples collected at Cape Evans Cape Armitage and Turtle Rock
Entry ID: K043_2008_2012_NZ_5


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Summary
Abstract: Five ice cores were collected from Terra Nova bay in the vicinity of Gondwana station. From each core the top, middle and bottom sections were sectioned and processed as described earlier. In addition, brine samples were collected at a site ~100m from the Campbell Glacier. After removing the top snow cover (~30 cm), the sea ice thickness in the area was determined to be about 1.9 m. Three holes of depths 45cm, 65cm and 85cm were drilled (corresponding to ¼, 1/3 and ½ of the season’s sea ice thickness) and brine was allowed to drain into the covered holes for approximately 30 minutes. A sterile Falcon tube was then used to collect the liquid from the hole and brought back to the field lab for salinity measurements and processing to generate both a glycerol sample and a frozen filter for later DNA analysis. Initial chlorophyll concentrations were determined on all samples and additional sub samples were collected for analysis of bacterial and algal cell counts, carbon concentrations, DNA content, MAA composition, species biodiversity and cell numbers. In addition, sea ice in the vicinity of Cape Evans was sampled, with five ice cores extracted from 1.9m annual ice. Additional glycerol-fixed aliquots were prepared from a random sample of three cores and kept frozen. An additional set of samples was collected from the Turning Circle (Cape Armitage) and these samples will be primarily used to generate molecular fingerprint data.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -72.695 S: -72.695  E: 164.1231  W: 164.1231
 N: -77.636 S: -77.636  E: 166.399  W: 166.399
 N: -77.851 S: -77.851  E: 166.635  W: 166.635
 N: -77.633 S: -77.633  E: 166.4  W: 166.4
 N: -77.7443 S: -77.7443  E: 166.7757  W: 166.7757
 N: -77.38 S: -77.38  E: 166.24  W: 166.24
 N: -74.38 S: -74.38  E: 164.13  W: 164.13

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-11-24


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE ARMITAGE
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE EVANS
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > TERRA NOVA BAY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >BACTERIA/ARCHAEA    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MICROALGAE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >PHYTOPLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >PHOTOSYNTHESIS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >PRIMARY PRODUCTION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CHLOROPHYLL    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Project
LGP >Latitudinal Gradient Project    [Information]
IPY >INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR    [Information]
EBA >Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic    [Information]


Quality
Samples are all held at Victoria University of Wellington. Please contact the investigator for more information.


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


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
KEN RYAN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 4 463 6083
Fax: +64 4 463 5331
Email: ken.ryan at vuw.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Victoria University of Wellington
School of Biological Sciences
PO BOX 600
City: Wellington
Postal Code: 6140
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
Martin, A. Bacterial metabolic activity in Antarctic sea ice. PhD thesis submitted, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Koh, E. Biodiversity of prokaryotes in Antarctic sea ice. PhD thesis in progress, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Cowie, R DNA fingerprints in Antarctic sea ice. PhD in progress, VUW.

Cowie R.O.M., Maas EW, and Ryan KG (2009). Sea ice microbial communities – an early indicator for climate change? Symposium on Aquatic Microbial Ecology (SAME11), Piran, Slovenia. Oral presentation

Koh EY, Atamna-Ismaeel N, Cowie ROM, Martin AR, Beja O, Davy SK, Donachie S, O’Toole R, Ryan KG (2009) Proteorhodopsin- bearing bacteria  in  Antarctic  sea  ice. Xth SCAR International Biology Symposium. 26 - 31 July, Sapporo Japan July 2009

Koh EY, Atamna-Ismaeel N, Cowie ROM, Martin AR, Beja O, Davy SK, Donachie S, O’Toole R, Ryan KG (2009) Phototrophic  Bacteria  in  Antarctic  Sea  Ice. Antarctic NZ conference July 2009

Cowie ROM, Martin A, Koh E, Donachie S, Williams G, Maas E, and Ryan KG (2009) Archaeal Diversity in Antarctic Sea Ice. Antarctic NZ conference, Auckland. July 2009

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-06-29


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