Biopearl expedition: SeaStars (Echinodermata, Asteroidea)
Entry ID: scarmarbin_1654

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Abstract: This dataset includes information on sea stars collected during the Biopearl (Biodiversity, Phylogeny, Evolution and Adaptive Radiation of Life in Antarctica) expedition (2006). The expedition focused on 29 stations along the Scotia Arc at 4 different depths (200, 500, 1000, 1500 m), using an Epibenthic Sledge (EBS). Synonymy was resolved by consulting the Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS), that is accessible via internet and that compiles the most recent information about Antarctic asteroid taxonomy (Danis & Jangoux, 2007), delivering us in this way the valid species names.
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Dataset Originator/Creator: Huw Griffiths
Dataset Title: Biopearl expedition: SeaStars (Echinodermata, Asteroidea)
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-01-01
Stop Date: 2006-12-31
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Originating Center
Data Center
Marine Biodiversity Information Network, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, International Council for Science Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +32(0)2 6274139
Fax: +32(0)2 6274277
Email: bruno.danis at
Contact Address:
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
29 Rue Vautier
City: Brussels
Postal Code: 1000
Country: BELGIUM
Distribution Format: www
Fees: free
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British Antarctic Survey, BIOPEARL I expedition JR 144 on RRS James Clark Ross
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-09
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