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IPY CAML (Tangaroa cruise)- EBS
Citation
Bowden, D. & Lörz, A.-N. [date accessed]: New Zealand RV Tangaroa IPY-CAML survey of the Ross Sea region, Antarctica. World Wide Web electronic publication

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Description
During February and March 2008 New Zealand carried out a research voyage into the Ross Sea region in support of the International Polar Year Census of Antarctic Marine Life (IPY-CAML) and New Zealand Government's Ocean Survey 20/20 programme. more

The 50 day voyage on the research vessel Tangaroa involved an extensive survey of marine organisms from viruses to pelagic and demersal fish and cephalopods in depths from the surface down to 3500 m, and from the continental shelf and slope of the Ross Sea to unexplored seamounts and abyssal plains immediately to the north. Pelagic and benthic sampling gear, including plankton nets, mid-water and demersal trawls, seabed cameras, sleds, and corers were deployed in each habitat to obtain samples for a broad range of research programmes led by scientists from New Zealand research institutes and universities with collaborating scientists from the USA and Italy. Despite some of the worst ice conditions for 30 years, a total of 282 gear deployments were made at 39 sites covering a wide range of habitats. The EBS (Brenke sled) was deployed 15 times.

Scope
Keywords:
Marine, Macrobenthos, PS, Southern Ocean

Geographical coverage
PS, Southern Ocean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
11 February 2008 - 12 March 2008
Unknown

Contributors
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), moredata creator University of Hamburg; Zoological Institute und Zoological Museum, more

Related datasets
Published in:
NZOBIS: Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System, 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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