Marine benthos from davis station, eastern antarctica

D. A. Everitt*, G. C B Poore, J. Pickard

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Abstract

Marine benthos from 24 nearshore sites in the vicinity of Davis station, eastern Antarctica, was sampled from the sea-ice. The sediments were poorly sorted and mainly of wind-blown origin. Thirty-two animal taxa were recognized and most crustaceans were identified to species level. Three habitat types were characterized by their community composition and physical environment: (1) species-rich areas with abundant macrophytes; (2) deep anoxic muddy basins with deposit-feeding species; and (3) poorly sorted sands with mainly motile fauna. Two amphipod species were recorded as new for eastern Antarctica.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)829-836
Number of pages8
JournalMarine and Freshwater Research
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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