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Citation
Simpson, R. and Smith, S.. (2015) Further investigations of the effects of the Nella Dan oil spill, Ver. 2, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - doi:10.4225/15/54ADB63DE539D, Accessed: 2020-03-29
Title
Further investigations of the effects of the Nella Dan oil spill
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
DOI
doi:10.4225/15/54ADB63DE539D
Created Date
2000-08-09
Revision Date
2018-08-28
Expected Date of Data Release
2015-01-08
Data Version
2
Parent record
None

Description

Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 1003
Further investigations of the effects of the Nella Dan oil spill on intertidal benthic communities at Macquarie Island: continued recovery of kelp holdfast communities.
See the link below for public details on this project.

The project investigated spatial variation in kelp holdfast macrofaunal communities 7 years after the initial oil spill. The project was expanded to cover more sites than were sampled in projects 250 (ASAC_250) and 672 (ASAC_672). Results indicated that an impact was still detectable at one of the 3 oiled sites.

This dataset contains the 1988 and 1994 data. Holdfast data from the 1994/1995 season is also included (comparing east versus west).

The numbers are total individuals of each species that were found in each holdfast sample. This is a basic, though standard, species-abundance matrix.

The site codes used in this project are:

SB = Sandy Bay
SEC = Secluded Bay
BB = Buckles Bay
GC = Garden Cove
GG = Green Gorge
GB = Goat Bay
HMB = Half Moon Bay
BAUER = Bauer Bay
Other codes as for oil spill data

The first number given after the site code is the site number at that sampling location. The second number is the replicate at that site. Thus sb(1)3 is Sandy Bay site 1, replicate 3.

The fields in this dataset are:

Species
Year
Site

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Quality

2018-08-28 - The original datasheet was reformatted to fit OBIS/GBFI/IPT Biodiversity.AQ standards. The new datasheet "DurvillaeaHoldfastAssocFauna88_94.csv" provides the data of fauna associated with holdfast of Durvillaea antarctica from Macquarie Island, samples were collected in 1988 and 1994. This new data sheet contains datasetID, occurrenceID, country, event date, decimal latitude, decimal longitude, locality, eventDate, eventRemarks, basisOfRecord, occurrenceStatus, organismQuantity, organismQunatityType, associatedTaxa and associatedReference. It also provides species identification to the lowest taxonomical rank that could be determined. Species names are matched in WoRMS (World Register of Marine Species).

Access

These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • KELP
  • KELP HOLDFASTS
  • ROCKY SHORE
  • SITE
  • SPATIAL VARIATION
  • SPECIES
  • YEAR

Locations

  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR

Platforms

  • FIELD SURVEYS

Instruments

  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Researchers

  • simpson, rodney (INVESTIGATOR)
  • smith, stephen (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT,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=ASAC_1003 when using these data.

Project

    ISO Topic

    • BIOTA
    • ENVIRONMENT
    • OCEANS

    Dataset Language

    • ENGLISH

    Orignating Centre

    • Australian Antarctic Division

    Dataset Progress

    • COMPLETE

    IDN Node

    • AMD/AU
    • CEOS
    • AMD

    Publications

    • Smith, S.D.A. and Simpson, R.D. (1998) Recovery of benthic communities at Macquarie Island (sub-Antarctic) following a small oil spill., Marine Biology, 131, 567-581
    • Smith, S. D. A. (2000) Evaluating stress in rocky shore and shallow reef habitats using the macrofauna of kelp holdfasts., Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress and Recovery, 7, 259-272
    • Smith, S. D. A. and Simpson, R. D. (2001) Spatial variation in the community structure of intertidal habitats at Macquarie Island (subantarctic), Antarctic Science

    Metadata Revision History

      2014-12-03 - record updated by Dave Connell - basic updates. 2015-01-08 - record updated by Dave Connell to release the data. 2018-03-15 - record updated by Dave Connell - basic updates. 2018-08-28 - record updated by Dave Connell after a reformatted dataset was provided by Daniela Farias for GBIF/OBIS compliance.

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