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Zooplankton samples, light levels and water temperature from 0 to 200 m in McMurdo Sound to determine diurnal vertical migration of plankton during the summer months
Entry ID: K014_1971_1972_NZ_4

Abstract: Diurnal vertical migration of zooplankton is mainly influenced by light levels in temperate areas. In polar regions, light is continuous during the summer months. This study investigated whether diurnal vertical migrations were performed by some of the dominant members of the zooplankton of McMurdo Sound during the summer. Sampling was carried out at the edge of the permanent ice in McMurdo Sound. ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 200

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1972-01-02
Stop Date: 1972-01-04
PLANKTON NETS Ancillary Description
Quality A very early expedition with limited information available. Any existing data and results are in the thesis, held in the School of Biological Science, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
A single specimen of Eusirus antarcticus (amphipod) collected from the fast ice in McMurdo Sound by the investigator. Its accession number is P.80159.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04