Spatial patterns and bryozoan biodiversity from subantarctic Falkland and South Georgia Islands. A Shackleton scholarship from Nov-to Dec 2014.

The data set comprises of records and analyses of depth, geographic coordinates and bryozoan species at sampling stations in subantarctic Falkland islands (from 1990, 1995, 2000 and most recent Oct-Nov 2014) and South Georgia Islands in Nov 2010. Data source were Dr Blanca Figuerola, the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department and the Shallow Marine Survey Group (SMSG). The samples were collected from dives in shallow water and from trawling (at approximately 200m depth).

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Last Updated February 22, 2023, 03:31 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:20 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Biota; flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Temporal Extent Start 1990-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2014-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2014
Lineage The data come from previous data collections (not on a continuous period) carried out and hosted at the Fisheries department in the Falkland Islands, SAERI and SMSG database. Additionally new data were obtained from samples collected through diving surveys carried out during the research period in the Falkalnds, from November to December 2014. The main reason for data collection is to improve the inventory of bryozoans in sub antarctic waters and understading the spatial relationships within geographic regions. A total of 351 samples (82 bryozoan species) are analysed for standard taxonomy (morphological characteristics) using existing literature (d'Orbigny (1842), Busk (1884), Waters (1904), Hastings (1943), L?pez Gappa (1982), Gordon (1984, 1986, 1989), L?pez Gappa and Lichtschein (1990), Hayward (1995), L?pez de la Cuadra and Garc?a-G?mez (2000), Branch and Hayward (2005), Hayward and Winston (2011) and Ramalho et al. (2011). The list of the samples includes unknown 18 genera and 37 species, which will be confirmed (18) or identified (19) in further studies. The results will be added to depth and geographic location for the overall investigation of spatial patterns and distribution.
West Longitude -63
South Latitude -55
East Longitude -34
North Latitude -47.5
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Open access
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Cite data source as: Figuerola B., Barnes D.K.A, Brickle P., Brewin P.E., Bryozoan diversity around the Falkland and South Georgia Islands: Overcoming Antarctic barriers, Marine Environmental Research 126 (2017) 81e94
Data Format csv, pdf
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy between 10 metres (for the dive) and 2 kilometres (for trawls)
Resource Type Dataset
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2015-04-19
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-SMSG-192

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