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Metal concentration in macroalgae from East Antarctica
Entry ID: ECA070


Summary
Abstract: Marine macroalgae have been widely used as biomonitors of metal pollution.
At Casey Station in East Antarctica, the Thala Valley tip is in the path of a melt stream that forms each summer and flows directly into Brown Bay carrying with it contaminated particles. Despite the tip no longer being used, this mechanism continues to carry contaminants, principally heavy metals (Cu, Cd, Pb and Zn) and hydrocarbons, into the bay causing impacts on the marine benthos.

Geographic Coverage
 N: -66.28333 S: -66.28333  E: 110.53333  W: 110.53333

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-11-01
Stop Date: 2001-12-30

Start Date: 2002-02-01
Stop Date: 2002-02-28

Start Date: 2002-11-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-30


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MICROALGAE    [Definition]


Platform
FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
ICP-MS >Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer    [Information]


Keywords
metals
macroalgae
East Antarctica


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
The University of Technology, Sydney    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.uts.edu.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: JOHN W. RUNCIE
Email: jruncie at usyd.edu.au
Contact Address:
School of Biological Sciences
University of Sydney
City: Sydney
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2006
Country: Australia


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-08-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-08



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