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Linse, K. (date accessed).EASIZ II cruise. World Wide Web electronic publication.

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The EASIZ (Ecology of the Antarctic Sea Ice Zone) I-III cruises had been carried out between 1996 and 2000 and were mainly designed as an integrated programme to investigate water column and benthic processes of the high Antarctic continental shelf. During EASIZ II & III 23 epibenthic sledge samples were taken in the eastern Weddell Sea (off Kapp Norvegia, Vestkapp and Halley Bay) and in the Bransfield Strait (off King George and Deception Is.) in order to assess biodiversity and evolutionary linkages between the high Antarctic Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula and other areas (i.e. the Magellan region). These data should also provide a baseline for the evaluation of benthic latitudinal diversity gradients as well as genetic variability in selected taxa (copepods and peracarid crustaceans).

Marine/Coastal, Data, Macrobenthos, Marine Genomics, PS, Southern Ocean

Geographical coverage
PS, Southern Ocean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
3 April 2000 - 3 May 2000

Natural Environment Research Council; British Antarctic Survey (BAS), moredata creator
University of Hamburg; Zoological Institute und Zoological Museum, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2010-10-07
Information last updated: 2010-10-07
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