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Macrofaunal communities on the continental shelf and slope of the southeastern Weddell Sea, Antarctica
Galéron, J.; Herman, R.; Arnaud, P.M.; Arntz, W.E.; Hain, S.; Klages, M. (1992). Macrofaunal communities on the continental shelf and slope of the southeastern Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Polar Biol. 12(2): 283-290
In: Polar Biology. Springer-Verlag: Berlin; Heidelberg. ISSN 0722-4060, more
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  • Galéron, J., more
  • Herman, R., more
  • Arnaud, P.M.
  • Arntz, W.E.
  • Hain, S.
  • Klages, M.

Abstract
    During the third leg of the "European Polarstern Study" (EPOS leg 3) in the austral summer season 1989, benthic macrofaunal communities were sampled from the Elephant Island area (61-degrees-southern latitude) and from Kapp Norvegia (71-degrees-southern latitude) to Halley Bay (75-degrees-30' southern latitude) using a commercial bottom trawl and an Agassiz trawl. Thirty-six trawl samples from a depth range of about 200-2,000 m were considered, with most of the samples being from the shelf and upper slope. Multivariate analysis techniques (clustering and TWINSPAN) discriminated between an eastern and a southern community in which parallel subgroups can be distinguished at increasing distance from the ice shelf.

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