Seafloor sampling (macrofauna, epifauna, macroalgae, sediments, video footage and still photographs) of the north western Ross Sea area including Cape Hallett, Cape Adare, Coulman Island and Cape Russell

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Title: Seafloor sampling (macrofauna, epifauna, macroalgae, sediments, video footage and still photographs) of the north western Ross Sea area including Cape Hallett, Cape Adare, Coulman Island and Cape Russell
Description:
Abstract:
As part of the Italian led Victoria Land Transect (VLT) project voyage on board the RV Italica, diver based surveys of the structural and functional diversity of the shallow water benthic communities was conducted in the north western Ross Sea. SCUBA diving was conducted in shallow (<30m) coastal areas. During these dives, collections of macrofauna, epifauna, macroalgae and sediments were made, along with video footage and still photographs. In deeper waters (100- 500m deep) remote video sampling, imagery of the seafloor and traditional grab and dredge samples were taken. Grab and dredge sampling was conducted along predetermined transects, each aligned along a 100- 500 m depth gradient located at Cape Hallett, Cape Adare, Coulman Island and Cape Russell. Grab and dredge samples were subsampled for macrofauna, epigauna, macroalgae and sediment characteristics along this depth range. Video images from 100-150m depth were collected to enable some characterisation of seafloor habitats and wpifaunal community dominants.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Thrush, S.F. 2003 Voyage on the Italica. Water and atmosphere 11(3): 12
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Thrush, S. Dayton, P. Cattaneo-Vietti, R. Chiantore, M. Cummings, V. Andrew, N. Hawes, I. Kim, S. Kvitek, R. Schwarz, A.-M. 2006 Broad-scale factors influencing the biodiversity of coastal benthic communities of the Ross Sea. Deep-sea research II 53: 959-971 doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2006.02.006
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Beginning_Date: 20040201
Ending_Date: 20040301
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 163.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 171.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE HALLETT
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE ADARE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > COULMAN ISLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE RUSSELL
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > ROSS SEA
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: VONDA CUMMINGS
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NIWA
Address: PO Box 11-115
City: Hamilton
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 7 856 7026
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 7 856 0151
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: v.cummings@niwa.co.nz
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Resource_Description: K082_2003_2004_NZ_1
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20051011
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090702
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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