Collection of tardigrads from areas around the Ross Sea Region to define different species
Entry ID: K014_1975_1976_NZ_1

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Abstract: Tardigrada, or water bears, are microscopic aquatic invertebrates found in many land and sea habitats. Ultrastructure studies have tried to show their true affinities to other invertebrates. Physiologists are trying to understand how they can survive such extreme heat, cold and caustic chemicals. One of the biggest problems is to define a species. Collections were taken from as many locations as ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-11-22
Stop Date: 1975-12-12
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Quality A very early expedition with limited information available. Any existing data and results are in the publication or contact the investigator for more information.
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Horning, D.S. 1976. Studies of water bears and penguins at Cape Bird. Antarctic 7: 278-279.

Duncan, K.W. 1979 A note on the distribution and abundance of the endemic collembolan Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni Carpenter 1908 at Cape Bird, Antarctica. Mauri ora 7: 19-24
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-17
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