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Biopearl expedition: SeaStars (Echinodermata, Asteroidea)
British Antarctic Survey, BIOPEARL I expedition JR 144 on RRS James Clark Ross

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This dataset includes information on sea stars collected during the Biopearl (Biodiversity, Phylogeny, Evolution and Adaptive Radiation of Life in Antarctica) expedition (2006). The expedition focused on 29 stations along the Scotia Arc at 4 different depths (200, 500, 1000, 1500 m), using an Epibenthic Sledge (EBS). Synonymy was resolved by consulting the Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS), that is accessible via internet and that compiles the most recent information about Antarctic asteroid taxonomy (Danis & Jangoux, 2007), delivering us in this way the valid species names.

Marine, BIC, Distribution, Echinoderm, PS, Southern Ocean, Asteroidea

Geographical coverage
PS, Southern Ocean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage

Taxonomic coverage
Asteroidea [WoRMS]

Count, Presence of biota

Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Operationele Directie Natuurlijk Milieu (OD Natuur), more Natural Environment Research Council; British Antarctic Survey (BAS), moredata managerdata creator

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AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2008-06-13
Information last updated: 2008-06-13
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