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Comparative Study of the Composition and Transport of Particulate Biogenic Matter in the Shelf, Slope and Pelagic Watercolumn of Prydz Bay
Entry ID: ASAC_288

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In January-February 1991, in Prydz Bay, phytoplankton bloom was evident in the inner shelf area with the dominant diatoms being represented mainly by pennate species of the Nitzschia-Fragilariopsis group. Dinoflagellates and naked flagellates ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -65.0   S: -70.0   E: 78.0   W: 70.0
Min Depth: 15 METRES Max Depth: 60 METRES

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dehairs, F.
Dataset Title: Comparative Study of the Composition and Transport of Particulate Biogenic Matter in the Shelf, Slope and Pelagic Watercolumn of Prydz Bay
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-01-19
Stop Date: 1991-03-01
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality Phytoplankton samples and physical-chemical measurements were obtained during an Australian expedition (Marine Science Voyage 6; R/V 'Aurora Australis') to Prydz Bay, Antarctica, in January-February 1991. Seawater was collected from 15 and 60 m depths using 30 litre Niskin samplers. Phytoplankton samples were preserved with glutaraldehyde-Lugol (35%) solution (final concentration 1%) and stored in the dark at 4 degrees C until analysis. Total suspended matter was filtered on pre-combusted (450 degrees C) Whatman GF/F glass fibre filters. After filtration, filters were dried at 50 degrees C and stored dry until analysis.
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Kopczynska E., Goeyens L., Semmeneh M., Dehairs F. (1995), Phytoplankton composition and cell carbon distribution in Prydz Bay, Antarctica: relation to organic particulate matter and its delta 13C values., Journal of Plankton Research, 17, 4, 685-707
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23