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Laboratory of the Ocean Bottom Fauna, P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Science.
Entry ID: COMARGE_Shirshov

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Abstract: The dataset represents preliminary identifications of benthic invertebrates collected on continental margins worldwide during 31 cruises of the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences. The cruises were conducted in the period from 1956 to 1998. The dataset was generated at the Laboratory of Ocean Benthic Fauna. It is based mainly on unpublished sources (cruise reports) and in part on publications in Russian.

Total Distribution Records: 4040
Total number of taxa: 642
Total number of species: 193
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: The database of benthic stations taken on continental margins during the cruises of the P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Science
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Publisher: COMARGE Information System, Ifremer
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1956-06-29
Stop Date: 1998-08-27
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For compiling the dataset unpublished scientific reports were mainly used. Besides the reports were used following publications:

Research vessel Vityaz and her expeditions 1949-1979. 1983. Ed.: A.S. Monin Moscow: Publishing House “Nauka”, 392 p.

Complex investigations of the continental slope in the Gulf of Alaska region. 1973. P.P.Shirshov ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-05-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23