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RMT Trawl catch from the 1980/81 V5 FIBEX voyage
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, RMT Trawl catch from the 1980/81 V5 FIBEX voyage
Contact: Raymond, Ben ; Watts, Dave

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This dataset contains results from the First International BIOMASS Experiment (FIBEX) cruise of the Nella Dan. It is the first cruise in a series of six designed to assess the distribution and abundance of krill, Euphausia superba. Surveys were taken off Antarctica in January and March 1981. more

The FIBEX was an international programme co-ordinating the activities of 12 ships from 11 nations in the Southern Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Australia was responsible for surveying an area of the southern Indian Ocean south of 60 degrees and between 60 degrees and 90 degrees east longitude. Surveys of krill and other zooplankton were taken off Antarctica in the Australian sector (Mawson to Davis region) and Prydz Bay in January and March 1981. Species identity and abundance data were obtained. The major species investigated were Euphausia superba, Euphausia frigidia, Euphausia crystallorophias and Thysanoessa marcuria. Other pteropods and cephalopods were also studied. Physical and chemical oceanography data and phytoplankton samples were also obtained, as well as results from hydroacoustic surveys of krill biomass.

Biology, Biology > Invertebrates
Marine/Coastal, PS, Southern Ocean, Euphausia superba Dana, 1850

Geographical coverage
PS, Southern Ocean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
17 January 1981 - 15 March 1981

Taxonomic coverage
Euphausia superba Dana, 1850 [WoRMS]

Presence of biota

Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), moretechnician

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AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2008-02-07
Information last updated: 2015-08-27
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