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Soft sediment assemblages at Casey Station: Brown Bay Grid - samples taken along a pollution gradient.
Entry ID: ASAC_2201_Casey_benthic_BBG

Abstract: A survey of macrobenthic assemblages in soft-sediments was done at Casey Station, East Antarctica. Samples were taken along four transects in Brown Bay, along a pollution gradient that has its source at an abandoned waste tip on the shore of Brown Bay. The transects were up to 300 M long and there were 9 sampling stations on each transect except for transect four which had only 4 sampling ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.26   S: -66.35   E: 110.54   W: 110.0
Min Depth: 5 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Riddle, M.J., Stark, J.S. and Cunningham, L.K.
Dataset Title: Soft sediment assemblages at Casey Station: Brown Bay Grid - samples taken along a pollution gradient.
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2017-09-07
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-12-15
Stop Date: 1999-01-18
Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 1 m
Quality Gammarid, Isopod, gastropod faunas identified at the Australian Museum. Remaining faunas identified by J. Stark. Diatoms identified by L. Cunningham.
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Stark J. S. (2001), Human impacts and assemblages in marine soft-sediments at Casey Station, Antarctica, PhD Thesis, University of New England
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-05-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-09-11