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Assessment of the impact of human sewage effluent on benthic communities at Macquarie Island
Entry ID: ASAC_996

Abstract: Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 996
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The study investigated the effects of the small sewage outfall on algal epifauna in the isthmus area. No impacts were detected and patterns of community structure were tentatively explained by local differences in wave exposure gradients.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.0   S: -54.0   E: 159.0   W: 158.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Smith, S.
Dataset Title: Assessment of the impact of human sewage effluent on benthic communities at Macquarie Island
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2015-01-07
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-12-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-07
Access Constraints The dataset is publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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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: 5 kb
Distribution Format: Excel
Fees: free
Phone: +61 2 6648 3908
Email: steve.smith at
Contact Address:
Southern Cross University
National Marine Science Centre
PO Box 4321
City: Coffs Harbour
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2450
Country: Australia
Smith, S. D. A. (2000), The effects of a small sewage outfall on an algal epifaunal community at Macquarie Island (sub-Antarctic): a drop in the Southern Ocean?, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 40, 873-878
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05