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Sampling petroleum contaminated soils for microbes at the historic huts
Entry ID: K021_1998_2008_NZ_8

Abstract: Soil samples were taken at Cape Evans where the remains of 2 petroleum depots are located near the hut (1999-2000 season) to ascertain if hydrocarbons were present. Additional sampling was carried out the following season (2000-2001) to determine the depth and extent of the contamination. Petroleum was also stored at Hut Point and Cape Royds by early explorers and soil samples were taken from suspected locations within the historic boundaries to identify possible contaminated areas. In the following season (2001-2002) further samples were taken. The oil spill site at Cape Evans was mapped. Soil samples collected from Cape Evans from upper and lower fuel depot and total weight was 2 kg, Cape Royds from the garage area next to the hut with unknown weight.
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Description: Investigators profile: Please contact the investigator for further information on the University of Waikato Antarctic Fungal Collection
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.55   S: -77.85   E: 166.63   W: 166.17

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-01-01
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Quality Collected specimens and isolate samples are all held at the University of Waikato Antarctic Fungal Collection, PC2 facility as frozen glycerols at -80C. There are approximately 2,700 isolates. Approx 1,350 specimen were transferred to ZyGEM Corp Ltd, Culture Collection. Personal notebooks are held by the investigator.
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Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at
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Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Phone: +64 7 838 4704
Fax: +64 7 838 4976
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Department of Biological Sciences
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Postal Code: 3105
Country: New Zealand
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DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04

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