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Spatial and temporal variation in the recruitment of benthic macroinvertebrates to artificial substrata
Entry ID: ASAC_1229

Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1229
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This project will develop a method to monitor human impacts in the shallow marine environment of Antarctica. Artificial substratum units, placed at polluted and unpolluted sites, will be recovered after a specific time interval and resident animal ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.0   S: -66.5   E: 110.5   W: 110.0
Min Depth: 5 M Max Depth: 25 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Smith, S.D.A. and Richards, S.
Dataset Title: Spatial and temporal variation in the recruitment of benthic macroinvertebrates to artificial substrata
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2011-04-19
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-11-01
Stop Date: 2003-02-28
Quality A number of substrates deployed in this series of experiments were lost due to entrainment in ice.

The quality of the attached datasets is also poor, in that they are poorly explained. The data were archived by the contributing scientist before she left the Australian Antarctic Division. Attempts by the AAD to obtain further details about the dataset have not proven successful.
Access Constraints The data are available for download from 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: 35 kb
Distribution Format: Excel
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 2 6648 3908
Email: steve.smith at
Contact Address:
Southern Cross University
National Marine Science Centre
PO Box 4321
City: Coffs Harbour
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2450
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24