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DISCOVERY-FLEXICON: FLEXIbility and CONstraints in life histories
Entry ID: GB-NERC-BAS-PDC-00516

Abstract: FLEXICON is investigating the life-cycles of some of the world''s most durable and abundant organisms that are vital to the Earth''s systems. Marine organism in the Southern Ocean must endure one of the most extreme environments on the planet, with sea-temperatures often below freezing and summers that sometimes last just a few weeks. They must also adapt to the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, the ... View entire text

Purpose: Within DISCOVERY 2010, FLEXICON will facilitate the following key tasks:
* Life-cycles and distribution of Southern Ocean calanoid copepods: The ultimate aim of this task is to develop a circumpolar view of the stage-distribution of two key Southern ocean calanoid copepod species, Calanoides acutus and Rhincalanus gigas. The first stage will be to develop simple functions that relate the ... View entire text
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Antarctic Environmental Data Centre, British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: GB-NERC-BAS-PDC-00516

Data Center Personnel
Contact Address:
Polar Data Centre
British Antarctic Survey
Phone: 44 (0) 1223 221400
Fax: 44 (0) 1223 362616
Email: polardatacentre at
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British Antarctic Survey
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-03-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23