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Characterisation of aquatic resources in McMurdo Sound region of Antarctica: water chemistry, biological identity and genomic samples
Entry ID: K081_2009_2010_NZ_1

Abstract: Aquatic environments in Antarctica have changes over time with a changing climate. Small aquatic zones on the surface of glaciers ablation zones are comparatively constant and represent perhaps the largest volume of freshwater in many catchments. Recent research suggests that they harbour a variety of organisms, and may act as refugia for much of the Antarctic freshwater biota during adverse ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.3   S: -80.0   E: 166.69   W: 159.0
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 850
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 30

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2009-12-24
Stop Date: 2010-01-19
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Quality All samples and data are held by the investigators at either NIWA, Christchurch; Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury, Christchurch; Cawthron Instute, Nelson; Natural History Museum, London. Please contact the investigators for more information.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-01