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Citation
Burton, H. (1999) Shallow Coastal Marine Fauna of the Vestfold Hills and Rauer Island Antarctica, Ver. 1, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/AADC-00047, Accessed: 2021-10-20
Title
Shallow Coastal Marine Fauna of the Vestfold Hills and Rauer Island Antarctica
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
Created Date
1999-10-07
Revision Date
2018-08-20
Expected Date of Data Release
1999-10-07
Data Version
1
Parent record
None

Description

This dataset is a description of the shallow coastal marine fauna found in the Vestfold Hills and Rauer Island area, Antarctica. The results are from various surveys in this region over a 12 month period in 1981-82, and a full listing of species (with photographs) is given in the documentation. It includes benthic, pelagic and planktonic organisms of the coast as well as those that inhabit the ice-water interface.

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Quality

A list of all known species found in the coastal Vestfold Hills and Rauer Islands areas is given in this dataset. It is the second only such study undertaken in the area. A number of surveys were made during the 1982 ANARE expedition to Davis. Various sampling methods were used including: scuba diving, plankton nets, hookah (surface supply) system, 50mm gill nets, pump sampler, and collapsible net. Scuba dives were made during December 1981 and February 1982 (sites 1-4,6-12,16-21). Divers picked specimens from the substrate and placed them in collecting bags. Fish collections were also made in summer by this method. Vertical hauls from the substrate to the surface were made in December 1981 using plankton nets of 200 micron mesh (sites 5,13,15). Site 22 was investigated by beachcombing. Sites A,B,C were sampled monthly from January to December 1982. Site D was sampled only in January and February. The hookah (surface supply) system was used by divers to examine the bent hic and ice/water interface animals at sites A,B,C,D. Divers assisted in laying 50mm gill nets monthly at sites A and C, which were retrieved 24 hours later and the captured fish removed. Zooplankton samples were also taken monthly at sites A,B,C using a pump sampler adapted from Coughlan and Fleming (1978) and a collapsible net which could be opened and closed using ropes. Samples were sorted in the Davis biology laboratory, with microscope animals sorted under a Wild M5 binocular microscope. All specimens were preserved in either 4% formaldehyde and sea water, 80% ethanol and sea water, or frozen. The locations of the sampling sites are given on maps in the documentation.

Access

Data available in the citation, the AADC biodiversity database, or at GBIF, OBIS or SCAR-MarBIN.

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • Marine fauna
  • Shallow

Locations

  • CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR

Platforms

  • FIELD INVESTIGATION

Instruments

  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Researchers

  • burton, harry (TECHNICAL CONTACT,INVESTIGATOR,DIF AUTHOR)

Use Constraints

This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=AADC-00047 when using these data.

Project

  • INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR (Long Name)
  • IPY (Short Name)
  • SCAR Marine Biodiversity Information Network (Long Name)
  • SCAR-MARBIN (Short Name)
  • CENSUS OF ANTARCTIC MARINE LIFE (Long Name)
  • CAML (Short Name)
  • OBIS - Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations (Long Name)
  • OBIS-SEAMAP (Short Name)
  • CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE (Long Name)
  • COML (Short Name)
  • Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic (Long Name)
  • EBA (Short Name)

ISO Topic

  • BIOTA
  • OCEANS

Dataset Language

  • ENGLISH

Orignating Centre

  • Australian Antarctic Division

Dataset Progress

  • COMPLETE

IDN Node

  • AMD/AU
  • CEOS
  • AMD
  • ANTABIF

Metadata Revision History

    2008-03-03 - Dave Watts - added project links to GBIF OBIS SCAR-MarBIN etc. 2009-02-26 - record modified by Dave Connell to remove IPY fields. 2014-09-08 - record updated by Dave Connell. 2018-08-20 - record updated by Dave Connell - basic updates.

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