Characterisation and sampling of the macrobenthic community structure of coastal sublittoral soft bottom habitats in Antarctica
Entry ID: K163_1989_1990_NZ_1

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Abstract: Coastal soft-bottom communities contain diverse assemblages of animals. Biological interactions and physical disturbances are thought to be important in determining community structure on the small scale and oceanographic characteristics probably account for much of the variation in soft bottom community structure between the east and west sides of McMurdo Sound. The aim of this study was to ... View entire text
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  N: -77.62   S: -77.62   E: 163.67   W: 163.67
  N: -77.93   S: -77.93   E: 164.55   W: 164.55
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.67   W: 166.67

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-11-17
Stop Date: 1989-12-17
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Quality Samples of macrobenthos were split between the Water Quality Centre, Hamilton and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego. Samples will be identified and enumerated at both institutions. For more information please contact Dr Simon Thrush at NIWA.
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-19
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