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The effects of UVB on growth and productivity and photoadaptations of bottom ice algae at Cape Evans, McMurdo Sound
Entry ID: K136_1999_2002_NZ_1

Abstract: Sea ice hosts a large community of algae which is released into the food chain when the ice melts. The sea ice algae grow rapidly in the Antarctic spring at a time that coincides with the ozone hole and when sea ice is most transparent to UVB. They are a good organism to study for the analysis of the effects of UVB on the Southern Ocean food chain. The changes in photosynthetic rate and the ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.68   S: -77.68   E: 166.38   W: 166.38
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 3
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-10-25
Stop Date: 1999-11-15

Start Date: 2001-10-11
Stop Date: 2001-11-09
Quality Existing samples are held at Victoria University of Wellington with a spreadsheet of sample numbers. All raw data is held by the investigators. Please contact Dr Ken Ryan for more information.
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Ryan, K.G. Hegseth, E.N. Martin, A. Davy, S.K. O?Toole, R. Ralph, P.J. McMinn, A. Thorn, C.J. 2006 Comparison of the microalgal community within fast ice at two sites along the Ross Sea coast, Antarctica. Antarctic science 18(4): 583-594 doi: 10.1017/S0954102006000629

Ryan, K.G., Ralph, P., and McMinn, A. 2004. Acclimation of Antarctic bottom-ice algal communities to lowered ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24