Over 50 Antarctic microbial datasets in mARS!

Earlier this month mARS reached a new milestone, when the 50thgeo-referenced and environmentally annotated microbial dataset was documented. Collectively, mARS now counts nearly 2000 samples that cover large parts of the Antarctic continent and the Southern Ocean. The registered datasets implement a wide variety of experimental methods, including culture collections, amplicon sequencing studies and environmental … Continue reading Over 50 Antarctic microbial datasets in mARS!

New dataset: The Bryozoa collection of the Italian National Antarctic Museum, with an updated checklist from Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea

Another data paper from the Italian National Antarctic Museum. Cecchetto M, Lombardi C, Canese S, Cocito S, Kuklinski P, Mazzoli C, Schiaparelli S (2019) The Bryozoa collection of the Italian National Antarctic Museum, with an updated checklist from Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea. ZooKeys 812: 1-22. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.812.26964 You can read the paper here. Alcyonidium sp. colony (MNA 2733) … Continue reading New dataset: The Bryozoa collection of the Italian National Antarctic Museum, with an updated checklist from Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea

New dataset: cnidaria compilation by Dhugal Lindsay (JAMSTEC)

This dataset is a compilaton of occurrence data for Cnidaria extracted from the literature by Dhugal Lindsay. You can view them on a map. The data was extracted from the following papers: Pags F. & P. R. Pugh 2002. Fuseudoxid: the elusive sexual stage of the calycophoran siphonophore Crystallophyes amygdalina (Clausophyidae: Crystallophyinae). Acta Zoologica 83(4): … Continue reading New dataset: cnidaria compilation by Dhugal Lindsay (JAMSTEC)

New Southern Ocean Isopods dataset available

Isopods are an important component of the Antarctic benthos and can be rich across depth and regions. A lack of dispersive larval stages makes them putatively very vulnerable to climate-induced changes and thus potentially an ideal model taxon for monitoring faunal shifts. This data base is designed to collate distribution records of isopod crustaceans across … Continue reading New Southern Ocean Isopods dataset available