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Benthos image data from transect line, coastal of Jang Bogo station in 2015/16

The potential risk from direct sewage discharge to the Antarctic marine environment is highly significant because it contains chemical substances, persistent organic materials, bacterial and viral agents. To investigate the impact of sewage from the station to near coastal of Jang Bogo station, we completed the installation of the observing system for marine benthic animals during the summer activity in 2015/2016 following last year. As benthic organisms are sensitive to habitual disturbance and affected by the domestic wastes and sediments, these ecological characteristics allow them to be an important factor to measure sea area environment. We installed a transect line C starting from sewage outlet and two lines B and C for control sites at 10m apart from C. Then, we took the pictures from four quadrats (50cm x 50cm) at intervals of 10m along lines, recorded the video and collected the representative benthic species. Also, seawater running from sewage outlet and marine sediment sunk on sea bottom were collected in order to measure the possible pollutants in them. This activity aims to investigate the impact of sewage disposal on benthic communities in nearshore of Jang Bogo Station and to discuss the available treatment options.

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Entry ID
KOPRI-KPDC-00000616
KPDC_BENTHOS_IMAGE_ANTARCTIC_2016 (Old ID)
DOI
https://dx.doi.org/doi:10.22663/KOPRI-KPDC-00000616.1
Science Keyword
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Benthic Habitat
ISO Topic
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT
OCEANS
Instrument
transect line, Nikon D700(transect line, Nikon D700)
Personnel
Sanghee Kim (sangheekim@kopri.re.kr)
Project
PP16101, Human impact evaluation on the Antarctic environment caused by the Antarctic Research Station Operation and construction of long-term environmental database. PI.Kim Sanghee
Research period
2016-01-20 - 2016-01-22
Create/Update Date
2016-10-13 00:00:00 UTC
Dataset
Benthos image data from transect line, coastal of Jang Bogo station in 2015/16 Human impact evaluation on the Antarctic environment caused by the Antarctic Research Station Operation and construction of long-term environmental database Kim Sanghee
Raw Data
File Size: 471.59 Mb for 1 item
Citation
The data(KOPRI-KPDC-00000616) used in this work was provided by the Korea Polar Research Institute.
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  • [lat:74d 37m 38.5s S, lon:164d 14m 26.2s E]
  • [lat:74d 37m 39.1s S, lon:164d 14m 26.9s E]
  • [lat:74d 37m 39.8s S, lon:164d 14m 27.0s E]

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