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!
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
A new dataset on Southern Ocean Octopids has been added to our data system. It contains occurrence records for Southern Ocean Octopoda, as provided by Louise Allcock.
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: Pags 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)
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
Yet another version of BAS bioconstructors dataset: porting the data mass to ca 30k records. View and download here...
This dataset was compiled by Huw Griffiths, from the British Antarctic Survey. It includes data on Pycnogonids of the Southern Ocean and other Southern Hemisphere regions. View and download the data here
Location information derived from ARGOS PTT tracking devices deployed on higher predators since 1990. These have been deployed on wandering albatrosses, grey headed albatrosses, black browed albatrosses, light-mantled sooty albatrosses, southern giant petrels, northern giant petrels, white-chinned petrels, chinstrap penguins, adelie penguins, macaroni penguins, gentoo penguins and Antarctic Fur seals. The majority of deployments have … Continue reading New dataset: British Antarctic Survey Argos satellite tracking data
Huw Griffiths, from the British Antarctic Survey has just released a new version of the Total Bioconstructors dataset, making it up to 13060 records. This great dataset includes data on large sessile habitat-forming organisms such as sponges, corals, bryozoans and hydroids, which play a crucial role in the structure of Antarctic marine communities and enhance … Continue reading Dataset update: Bioconstructors, British Antarctic Survey
These data give - for the first time - an overview of the meiofauna that inhabits the slope and the abyssal plains in Antarctic waters to a depth of 5 200 m.