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Discovery Investigations Biological Database
Martin & Cunningham (2009) Discovery Investigations Biological Database

Availability: Restricted
The data are withheld from general circulation and disclosure but access may be obtained on a case-by-case basis through negotiation

Notes: Release with permission of the appropriate parties

Dataset contains abundance and distribution data of Fish, Amphipoda, Mysida and Cephalopoda extracted from the Discovery Reports which were compiled following the Discovery Investigations between 1925 and 1951. more

The Discovery Investigations were a series of scientific cruises undertaken between 1925 and 1951 initially to provide a scientific basis for the management of the Southern Ocean whaling fishery. The investigations have contributed hugely to our understanding of the ecosystems of the Southern Ocean by indicating the importance of krill in the system and discovering the Antarctic Polar Convergence. The Discovery Investigations also provide one of the oldest series of circumpolar scientific cruises and thus provide a potentially invaluable source of historical data.

Marine/Coastal, Data, Marine Genomics, Southern Ocean, PS, Southern Ocean, Amphipoda, Cephalopoda, Mysida, Pisces

Geographical coverage
PS, Southern Ocean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
30 November 1925 - 10 March 1950

Taxonomic coverage
Amphipoda [WoRMS]
Cephalopoda [WoRMS]
Mysida [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]


Natural Environment Research Council; British Antarctic Survey (BAS), moredata creatordata managerdatabase developer

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2009-03-04
Information last updated: 2009-06-08
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