Presence and absence records of benthic taxa from trawl samples taken in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica) and neighbouring seas during POLARSTERN cruises ANT-VII/4, ANT-IX/3, ANT-XIII/3, ANT-XV/3, ANT-XVII/3 and ANT-XXI/2 between 1989 and 2004


The dataset comprises a total of 11,020 records of presence and absence for 58 benthic invertebrate taxa and fish from 190 trawl samples (Agassiz trawl, bottom trawl, Rauschert dredge, benthopelagic trawl). The dataset was collected on the shelf and slope of the eastern Weddell Sea and Lazarev Sea, near Bouvet Island and the region at the north western tip of the Antarctic Peninsula (depth range: 64 - 2315 m) between 1989 and 2004 onboard "Polarstern". Cruises ANT VII/4 (1989), ANT IX/3 (1990/91), ANT XIII/3 (1996), ANT XV/3 (1998), ANT XVII/3 (2000) and ANT XXI/2 (2003/2004) contributed to the data collection.

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Creator Teschke, Katharina ORCID logo; Brey, Thomas ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven
Publication Year 2019
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 12877 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-59.004W, -76.127S, 11.815E, -54.375N); Weddell Sea; South Atlantic Ocean; Lazarev Sea; Eastern Weddell Sea, Southern Ocean; Kapp Norvegia; Drescher Inlet; South of Vestkapp; Halley Bay; King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula; Drake Passage; Austasen
Temporal Coverage Begin 1989-01-15T17:31:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2004-01-11T10:43:00Z