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Benthic invertebrate community composition, sediment characteristics, and seafloor habitat structure of New Harbour
Entry ID: K082_2009_2010_NZ_1


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Summary
Abstract: SCUBA-based sampling was conducted to determine benthic invertebrate community composition, sediment characteristics, and seafloor habitat structure of New Harbour, via core sampling and video. Specimens of key molluscan invertebrates from New Harbour were collected and safely returned to New Zealand for use in laboratory experiments investigating the impacts of ocean acidification on these key species. The species include Adamussium colbecki, Ophionotus victoriae, Sterechinus neumayeri, Abatus sp., pycnogonid (species unknown), Ophiosparte gigas, Neobuccinum eatoni, Trematomus bernacchii, Laternula elliptica and Phyllophora antarctica. Field experiments were conducted to investigate the uptake and incorporation of a pulsed input of an important primary food source by ophiuroids and other benthic invertebrates by sampling key species and associated sediments and included measurements of oxygen and nutrient fluxes.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.5762 S: -77.5762  E: 163.5435  W: 163.5435
 Min Depth: 11  Max Depth: 18

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2009-10-30
Stop Date: 2009-11-17


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > NEW HARBOUR
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >BENTHIC HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >COASTAL HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY STRUCTURE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT
OCEANS


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
LABORATORY    [Information]


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


Quality
The data and samples are all held by NIWA, New Zealand. 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
VONDA CUMMINGS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 7 856 7026
Fax: +64 7 856 0151
Email: v.cummings at niwa.co.nz
Contact Address:
NIWA
PO Box 11-115
City: Hamilton
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



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-10-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-09-20


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