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Collection of tardigrads from areas around the Ross Sea Region to define different species

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Collection of tardigrads from areas around the Ross Sea Region to define different species
Description:
Abstract:
Tardigrada, or water bears, are microscopic aquatic invertebrates found in many land and sea habitats. Ultrastructure studies have tried to show their true affinities to other invertebrates. Physiologists are trying to understand how they can survive such extreme heat, cold and caustic chemicals. One of the biggest problems is to define a species. Collections were taken from as many locations as was practical so that speciation could be better understood. Collections were made in 1970 and 1975 from several areas includeing Ross Island (Cape Bird, Cape Royds, Cape Evans, Cape Crozier, Observations, Crater Hill and Beach Crater near Castle Hill), Cape Hallett, Marble Point, Discovery Bluff (Granite Harbour), Spike Cape, Dunlop Island, Hjorth Hill, Lake Fryxell, Lake Bonny, Suess Glacier, the Strand Moraines, Blue Glacier, Arneb Glacier, Scallop Hill (Black Island) and Mt Discovery.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Horning, D.S. 1976. Studies of water bears and penguins at Cape Bird. Antarctic 7: 278-279.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Duncan, K.W. 1979 A note on the distribution and abundance of the endemic collembolan Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni Carpenter 1908 at Cape Bird, Antarctica. Mauri ora 7: 19-24
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19751122
Ending_Date: 19751212
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 166.6833
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 166.6833
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.1667
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.1667
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
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 > WATER BEARS (TARDIGRADES)
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE BIRD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PAUL SAGAR
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DON HORNING
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NIWA
Address: PO BOX 8602
City: Christchurch
Postal_Code: 8602
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 343 7855
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 348 5548
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: paul.sagar@niwa.co.nz
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
A very early expedition with limited information available. Any existing data and results are in the publication or contact the investigator for more information.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
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: K014_1975_1976_NZ_1
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090310
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090317
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CEISHA POIROT
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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_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_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.poirot@antarcticanz.govt.nz
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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