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Assessing the impact of contaminated sediments on hard-substrate Antarctic marine communities
Entry ID: ASAC_2691

Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2691
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Contaminants may persist in marine sediments and be re-suspended during storms or by the activity of animals. This project will assess the impact of contaminated sediments on plants and animals that live directly above the sediment. Rocky-reef organisms form a large component of Antarctica's ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.0   S: -68.0   E: 111.0   W: 78.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Johnston, E.L. and Hill, N.A.
Dataset Title: Assessing the impact of contaminated sediments on hard-substrate Antarctic marine communities
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2012-03-01
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-10-01
Stop Date: 2007-03-31
Quality The latitudes and longitudes provided in spatial coverage are approximate only.

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Access Constraints The data are publicly available for download at the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 90 kb
Distribution Format: Excel, Word
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 2 9385 1825
Email: e.johnston at
Contact Address:
School Of Biological Sciences
University Of New South Wales
City: Sydney
Province or State: NSW
Postal Code: 2052
Country: Australia
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Hill, N.A., King, C.K., Perrett, L.A. and Johnston, E.L. (2009), Contaminated suspended sediments toxic to an Antarctic filter feeder: Aqueous and particulate-phase effects, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 28, 2, 409-417
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05