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Sea Ice Biota of Coastal Eastern Antarctica
Entry ID: ASAC_875

Abstract: The distribution and abundance of ice-associated copepods in the fast ice of the Australian Antarctic Territory were investigated over a distance of approximately 650 km between October and December 1995. The six sites where collections were made were: offshore from Mawson station, Larsemann Hills (including Nella Bay), Rauer Islands (ice edge near Filla Is), O'Gorman Rocks and Bluff Island near ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -67.6   S: -67.6   E: 62.87   W: 62.87
  N: -68.23   S: -68.23   E: 78.73   W: 78.73
  N: -68.55   S: -68.55   E: 77.91   W: 77.91
  N: -68.57   S: -68.57   E: 77.95   W: 77.95
  N: -68.85   S: -68.85   E: 77.83   W: 77.83
  N: -69.4   S: -69.4   E: 76.22   W: 76.22

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Swadling, K.
Dataset Title: Sea Ice Biota of Coastal Eastern Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2001-05-10
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-10-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31
Quality Short term spatial coverage of sea ice between Mawson and Davis Stations (approximately 650 km). Complete species lists of copepods and other invertebrates found in the sea ice.
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 33 kb
Distribution Format: excel
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6226 2522
Fax: +61 3 6226 2745
Email: k.swadling at
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School of Zoology
University of Tasmania
GPO BOX 252-05
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
Swadling, KM, McPhee AD, McMinn A (2000), Spatial distribution of copepods in fast ice of eastern Antarctica, Polar Bioscience, 13, 55-65

Swadling, K.M., McKinnon, A.D., De'ath, G. and Gibson, J.A.E. (2004), Life cycle plasticity and differential growth and development in marine and lacustrine populations of an Antarctic copepod., Limnology and Oceanography, 49, 644-655
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24