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Analysis of the community structure of subtidal reefs at Cape Armitage (species composition of invertebrates and fish, sediment spicule mat depth, sediment type, sedimentation rates and tissue sampling for analysis)
Entry ID: K054_1987_1989_NZ_1

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Abstract: A dive site was selected at Cape Armitage to conduct a marine benthos survey. The water was approximately 25m deep and the bottom was found to be rocky and inhabited by sponges. Other sites were dived to carry out a survey and assess the area for further work. These sites included Pram Point, Turtle Rocks, the reef drop off adjacent to McMurdo Station and the reverse osmosis hole at Scott Base. ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.67   W: 166.67

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-11-05
Stop Date: 1987-11-18

Start Date: 1988-10-14
Stop Date: 1988-11-24
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Battershill, C. 1992 Icy sponges. New Zealand science monthly 3(10): 8-9
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23