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Citation
Stark, J. (2018) Habitat surveys of the sea floor at various sites around Davis Station, summer 2009/10, Ver. 1, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - doi:10.4225/15/5a8256818f518, Accessed: 2022-09-25
Title
Habitat surveys of the sea floor at various sites around Davis Station, summer 2009/10
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
DOI
doi:10.4225/15/5a8256818f518
Created Date
2015-11-30
Revision Date
2018-02-13
Expected Date of Data Release
2018-02-06
Data Version
1
Parent record
DAVIS_STP_Biota

Description

Habitat surveys of the sea floor were conducted by divers at sites around Davis Station, East Antarctica, as part of the Davis Sewage Treatment Project during the 2009/10 austral summer (AAS 3217 - metadata parent record = DAVIS_STP).

Four non-overlapping and haphazardly placed 25m long habitat surveys were conducted at each site, generally 2 on each side of the boat and at least 10m apart. One diver used a weighted tape measure to lay out a transect and survey information was communicated to the surface over voice comms and recorded by the dive supervisor. The diver moved along the transect recording the substrate and type of biological cover (if present), starting at the 0cm point. Each point of transition to a different type of substrata or biological cover was recorded. Patches of substrata or biological cover that constituted less than a 2cm length of the transect were not counted as transitions and were not recorded. The depth at the beginning and end of the transect was also recorded.

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Purpose

To quantify habitat type and variability at marine sampling sites used as part of the Davis Sewage Treatment Project.

Access

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

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • Habitat

Locations

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
  • CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA

Platforms

  • FIELD SURVEYS
  • FIELD INVESTIGATION

Instruments

  • VISUAL CENSUS TRANSECTS

Researchers

  • stark, jonathan (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT)
  • johnstone, glenn (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=DAVIS_STP_HabitatSurveys when using these data.

Project

    ISO Topic

    • BIOTA

    Dataset Language

    • English

    Orignating Centre

    • Australian Antarctic Division

    Dataset Progress

    • COMPLETE

    IDN Node

    • AMD/AU
    • AMD
    • CEOS

    Publications

    • Jonathan S. Stark , Patricia A. Corbett, Glenn Dunshea, Glenn Johnstone, Catherine King, Julie A. Mondon, Michelle L. Power, Angelingifta Samuel, Ian Snape, Martin Riddle. (2016) The environmental impact of sewage and wastewater outfalls in Antarctica: An example from Davis station, East Antarctica, Water Research, 105, 602-614

    Metadata Revision History

      2015-12-16 Metadata record created by David Smith from submission by Glenn Johnstone. 2018-02-06 - record updated by Dave Connell to link data provided by GLenn Johnstone. 2018-02-13 - record updated by Dave Connell to add a publication at the request of Glenn Johnstone.

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