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Cape Darnley Early-Autumn Phytoplankton Bloom, March 2012
Entry ID: Cape_Darnley_Bloom

Abstract: These data relate to a large-scale early-autumn phytoplankton bloom that occurred off Cape Darnley, East Antarctica, in March 2012. The bloom was detected by Dr Jan Lieser (Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, ACE-CRC) through MODIS satellite and was opportunistically sampled from RSV Aurora Australis using the uncontaminated seawater line. Samples were analysed for ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -67.13   S: -67.13   E: 67.47   W: 67.47

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Westwood, K.J., Davidson, A.T. and Wright, S.
Dataset Title: Cape Darnley Early-Autumn Phytoplankton Bloom, March 2012
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2018-10-10
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-03-04
Stop Date: 2012-03-07
FLUOROMETERS Ancillary Description
Quality We were only able to obtain samples through the uncontaminated seawater line, with the intake positioned at 4.8 m below the ship. However, we think the majority of the bloom was at the surface associated with ice. Our data therefore likely under-represents the true surface phenomenon.

The original files was reformatted to fit OBIS/GBFI/IPT Biodiversity.AQ tracking ... View entire text
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
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Australian Antarctic Division
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Phone: +61 3 6232 3156
Email: karen.westwood at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Lieser, J.L., Curran, M.A.J., Bowie, A.R., Chever, F., Davidson, A.T., Doust, S., Fraser, A.D., Galton-Fenzi, B.K., Massom, R.A., Meiners, K.M., Melbourne-Thomas, J., Reid, P.A., Strutton, P.G., Vance, T.R., Vancoppenolle, M., Westwood, K.J., Wright, S.W. (2015), Large scale algal blooms associated with Antarctic sea-ice growth in autumn, Geophysical Research Letters

Wright, S., van den Enden, R., Pearce, I., Davidson, A.T., Scott., F.J., Westwood, K.J. (2010), Phytoplankton community structure and stocks in the Southern Ocean (30-80E) determined by CHEMTAX analysis of HPLC pigment signatures., Deep Sea Research II, 57, 758-778
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2015-06-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-12