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Further Investigations of the effects of the Nella Dan oil spill at Macquarie Island: Have benthic communities recovered?
Entry ID: ASAC_756

Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 756 See the link below for public details on this project.

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The shore environments of most sub-Antarctic islands have been described in a number of previous studies. However there have been few attempts to quantify the population and community patterns over different spatial scales. The objectives of ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.61   S: -54.61   E: 158.86   W: 158.86

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Simpson, R. and Smith, S.D.A.
Dataset Title: Further Investigations of the effects of the Nella Dan oil spill at Macquarie Island: Have benthic communities recovered?
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-09-01
Stop Date: 1996-03-31
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From one of the referenced papers:

Sampling locations (corresponding to control locations sampled as part of an investigation into the effects of the Nella Dan ... View entire text
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Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Australian Antarctic Division
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City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 1.9 MB
Distribution Format: PDF
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Simpson R.D., Smith S.D.A., Pople A.R. (1995), The effects of a spillage of diesel on a rocky shore in the sub-Antarctic region (Macquarie Island)., Marine Pollution Bulletin, 31, 367-371
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23