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Macrofaunal communities on the continental shelf and slope of the southeastern Weddell Sea, Antarctica

  • J. Galéron
  • R. L. Herman
  • P. M. Arnaud
  • W. E. Arntz
  • S. Hain
  • M. Klages
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Summary

During the third leg of the “European Polarstern Study” (EPOS leg 3) in the austral summer season 1989, benthic macrofaunal communities were sampled from the Elephant Island area (61° southern latitude) and from Kapp Norvegia (71° southern latitude) to Halley Bay (75°30′ southern latitude) using a commercial bottom trawl and an Agassiz trawl. Thirty-six trawl samples from a depth range of about 200–2,000 m were considered, with most of the samples being from the shelf and upper slope. Multivariate analysis techniques (clustering and TWIN-SPAN) discriminated between an eastern and a southern community in which parallel subgroups can be distinguished at increasing distance from the ice shelf.

Keywords

Southern Latitude Indicator Taxon Macrofaunal Community Trawl Sample Agassiz Trawl 
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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Galéron
    • 1
  • R. L. Herman
    • 2
  • P. M. Arnaud
    • 3
  • W. E. Arntz
    • 4
  • S. Hain
    • 4
  • M. Klages
    • 4
  1. 1.IFREMER, Centre de BrestPlouzanéFrance
  2. 2.Marine Biology Section, Institute of ZoologyState University of GentGentBelgium
  3. 3.Centre d’Océanologie de Marseille, Station Marine d’EndoumeMarseilleFrance
  4. 4.Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und MeeresforschungBremerhavenFederal Republic of Germany

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