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Marine Microbes from RV Aurora Australis voyage K-axis, Australia (2016)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Jun 21, 2020 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

Samples were collected on board the RSV Aurora Australis during the Kerguelen Axis marine science voyage from 22 January to 17 February 2016. The cruise surveyed the region south of the Kerguelen Plateau including the Princess Elizabeth Trough and southern Kerguelen Plateau in a series of transects covering 8165 km in order to characterise the eukaryote communities.

Data Records

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  • Event (core)
  • Occurrence 
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

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Who created the resource:

Bruce Deagle
Pricincipal Investigator
Australian Antarctic Division Kingston Tasmania AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Bruce Deagle
Pricincipal Investigator
Australian Antarctic Division Kingston Tasmania AU
Laurence Clarke
Pricincipal Investigator
Australian Antarctic Division

Who filled in the metadata:

Bruce Deagle
Pricincipal Investigator
Australian Antarctic Division Kingston Tasmania AU

Who else was associated with the resource:

Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Data Manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Castray Esplanade 7000 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 3 6232 5062

Geographic Coverage

Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean

Bounding Coordinates South West [-65.18, 74.1], North East [-57.6, 93.57]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2016-01-22 / 2016-02-14

Project Data

The Australian Microbiome Initiative ( is an Australian wide collaboration founded on two established Bioplatforms Australia framework data initiatives: Marine Microbes and Biomes of Australian Soil Environments (BASE).

Title Australian Microbiome
Funding This nationally-inclusive and collaborative initiative supported by core partners Bioplatforms Australia and the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) through the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), Parks Australia through the Bush Blitz program funded by the Australian Government and BHP, and the CSIRO, and led by researchers from various organisations across Australia.

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Andrew Bissett

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Clarke L.J., Bestley S., Bissett A., Deagle B.E. (2018) A globally distributed Syndiniales parasite dominates the Southern Ocean micro-eukaryote community near the sea-ice edge, The ISME Journal 13. 734-737
  2. Laurence J.Clarke, Bruce E.Deagle (2018) Eukaryote plankton assemblages in the southern Kerguelen Axis region: Ecological drivers differ between size fractions. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography.

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by OBIS

Alternative Identifiers