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AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biodiversity Information System

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AntOBIS is the Antarctic node of OBIS, hosted by the SCAR-MarBIN Project

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Birds, Biology > Fish, Biology > Macroalgae, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Nekton, Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton, Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton
Marine, PS, Antarctic Ocean

Geographical coverage
PS, Antarctic Ocean [Marine Regions]

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences; Operational Direction Natural Environment; Fresh Water Biologydata creatordata manager
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), moredatabase developer

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OBIS: Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
Published datasets:
A Biotic Database of Indo-Pacific Marine Mollusks, more
A census of penguin colony counts (provided to OBIS) from the year 1900 to 1996 in the Antarctic Region
A dataset of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic invertebrates
A GIS dataset of bird nests mapped in the Windmill Islands during the 2002-2003 season
AAD Benthic Sampling Database
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Cumacea.
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Polychaeta. 1979-80
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Pycnogonida.
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Tanaidacea.
Airborne Bacteria from Miers Valley, Antarctica
Amphipoda Hyperiidea of the Southern Ocean: catalogue and occurrences
Amundsen Sea Mollusca from the BIOPEARL II expedition
Antarctic Amphipod Crustaceans: Ant'Phipoda Database (BIANZO)
Antarctic Amphipoda
Antarctic and Subantarctic Asteroid zoogeography
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Asteroidea database 2017
Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Lophogastrida occurrences
Antarctic and SubAntarctic Ophiuroidea - MNA (Section of Genoa)
Antarctic Arrow worms
Antarctic cryptoendolithic fungal communities ITS amplicon sequencing
ANDEEP-1: Antarctic deep-sea meiofauna, more
Antarctic Echinoids: an interactive database
Antarctic Euphausiacea occurence data from "German Antarctic Marine Living Resources" (GAMLR) Expeditions
Antarctic Euphausiacea occurence data from Norwegian Antarctic Research Expedition 1976-77
Antarctic Euphausiacea occurence data from Polish FIBEX expeditions
Antarctic Euphausiacea occurrence data from ITALICA 2000 Expedition
Antarctic Euphausiacea occurrence data from Norwegian Antarctic Research Expedition 1979
Antarctic fish Gobionotothen gibberifrons
Antarctic Foraminiferans
Antarctic Fur Seal Populations on Heard Island Summer 1987-1988
Antarctic Isopods
Antarctic Jellyfish
Antarctic Krill Euphausia superba
Antarctic Krill occurrence data from Australian expeditions
Antarctic Krill occurrence data from BAS expeditions
Antarctic Krill occurrence data from Discovery expeditions
Antarctic Krill occurrence data from Japanese expeditions
Antarctic Krill occurrence data from Spanish RV "Fruela"
Antarctic Krill occurrence data from Ukraine YUGNIRO Institute
Antarctic Krill occurrence data from US AMLR "US Antarctic Marine Living Resources" Program
Antarctic macrobenthic communities: A compilation of circumpolar information
Antarctic Marine Amoebae
Antarctic Marine Bacteria from Denmark University
Antarctic Marine Species Sequence Data
Antarctic Nemertea
APIS: Antarctic Pack Ice Seals 1994-1999, plus historical data from the 1980's
Antarctic Parborlasia corrugatus
Antarctic Peninsula Bacterioplankton 16S rRNA gene surveys and metagenomes from Winter 2002 and Summer 2006.
Antarctic pycnogonids
Antarctic Pycnogonids II
Antarctic Rotifera literature review
Antarctic Starfish (Echinodermata: asteroidea) from the ANDEEP3 expedition
Antarctic, Sub-Antarctic and cold temperate echinoid database
ANTAVIA TrackingKing
Ant'Phipoda Database (New records)
ANTXXIII8TP: ANTXXIII-8 Birds and Mammals
Archaea from the ANDEEP3 expedition
Argos PTT Tracking Database
Associated microbiome (Bacteria and Fungi) in Antarctic sea stars (healthy versus exhibiting epidermal disease)
Asteroids from French subantarctic islands: records from the Marion Dufresne MD03 expeditions
Asteroids, ophiuroids and holothurians from the South-Eastern Weddell Sea (Southern Ocean)
AAT_ABBBS: Australian Antarctic Territory bird banding records
Bacteria (16S ssu rRNA) in an Antarctic snow sample
Bacteria (16S) and Eukaryotes (18S) from the Sor Rondane Mountains (East Antarctica)
Bacteria (16S) in Antarctic terrestrial soils of the Sor Rondane Mountains
Bacteria and Archaea biodiversity in Arctic and Subarctic terrestrial ecosystems in Alaska
Bacteria and Archaea biodiversity in Arctic terrestrial ecosystems affected by climate change in Northern Siberia
Bacteria and Archaea biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems of Chilean Patagonia
Bacteria and chlorophyll-a water column observations (surface to ~150m), April-August 2001, Continental Margin Western Antarctic Peninsula, GLOBEC
Bacteria from Penguin Guano, Antarctica
Bacteria in Antarctic glacial foreland soils
Bacteria on mummified seals in the Antarctic Dry Valleys
Bacterial Diversity Assessment in Antarctic Terrestrial and Aquatic Microbial Mats
Bacterial in the Amundsen Sea Polynya (Southern Ocean): community composition in environmental samples and mesocosm experiment
benthic communities bacterial in Antarctica and the arctic
Benthic microbial communities (Bacteria, 16S) of coastal terrestrial and ice shelf Antarctic meltwater ponds
Biocean, more
Biogeographic distribution of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Cumacea
Biogeographic distribution of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Mysida
Biogeographic distribution of the Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic brachiopods (living forms)
Biopearl expedition: SeaStars (Echinodermata, Asteroidea)
British Antarctic Survey Argos satellite tracking data
Bryozoa collection of the Italian National Antarctic Museum (MNA) - Data
Cetacean Sightings Survey and Southern Ocean cetacean program
ChEssBase, more
Circumpolar dataset of sequenced specimens of Promachocrinus kerguelensis (Echinodermata, Crinoidea)
CMarZ (Census of Marine Zooplankton)-Asia Database
Collections data on ecology of bottom animal of the Southern ocean
Cyanobacteria in microbial mats from Antarctic lakes
cyanobacterial mats of from the Byers Peninsula, Antarctica
PANGAEA: Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science, more
Diatom and foraminiferal samples from surficial sediments of Prydz Bay, Antarctica
Diatoms from SAZ Sediment traps
DNA metabarcoding of the prey and microbiome of museum specimen Antarctic trematomid fishes
East Weddell Sea echinoids from the JR275 expedition
Electron Microscope Database
Elephant Seal Sightings, Heard Island (1949 to 1960)
Elephant Seal Sightings, Macquarie Island
EPOS3: SeaStars (Echinodermata, Asteroidea)
Fish catch from 1996/97 Voyage 2 WASTE (WOCE Antarctic Southern Transect Expedition)
Fishbase Version 2000, more
Fishes in the Argentine Sea from 1967 to the present time
fumarolic microbial communities at Tramway Ridge, Mt. Erebus, Antarctica
Fungal communities (ITS) in Antarctic brines.
Fungi (LSU) in soils from the South Shetland island, Antarctic Peninsula island, and Union Glacier
Geomicrobiology of Antarctic Subglacial Environments - Subglacial Lake Whillans
Geothermal Fumarole Subsurface Mt. Erebus, Antarctica
Global biogeography of desert cyanobacteria
Heard Island Shag Phalacrocorax nivalis census, Heard Island 1992
Heterotrophic bacterial diversity in aquatic microbial mat communities from Antarctica
Hexacorallians of the world, more
Hydroids of the BANZARE Antarctic expeditions 1929 - 1931
Icota - Pelagant
Impacts of trawling on benthic habitats in the subantarctic and high antarctic - Benthic Invertebrate Database
In situ observations of Stygiomedusa gigantea
Inter-Valley Soil Comparative Survey of the McMurdo Dry Valleys
Isopoda (Crustacea, Malacostraca) of the Southern Ocean and adjacent seas
King penguin census data, Gadget Gully, Macquarie Island (1993-2008)
Krill abundance, vertical and horizontal distribution (MOCNESS system), April-June 2001-02, continental margin west of Antarctic Peninsula, GLOBEC
Leopard Seal census, Heard Island 1987/88
Lissarca notorcadensis BAS CAML
Lower Trophic Levels Database
Macquarie Island fur seal database
Macrozooplankton concentrations estimated from MOCNESS tow samples, Continental Margin Western Antarctic Peninsula, GLOBEC
Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics (MAPPPD): Count data
Marine bacterioplankton community structure in the vicinity of Antarctic icebergs
Marine birds and mammals of the Southern Ocean (a census for the CAML)
Marine fauna survey of the Vestfold Hills and Rauer Island, 1981-82
Marine mammals on the INACH expeditions
Marine_ microbial eukaryotes (18S) from the Ross Sea (Antarctica)
Microbes (16S and 18S rRNA genes) from benthic Antarctic sediments
Microbial (Bacteria, 16S) Diversity in Antarctic marine sediments (Admiralty Bay and Bransfield Strait)
Microbial communities (Bacteria and Archaea) in Lake Fryxell (Antarctica) along an oxygen gradient
Microbial communities (Bacteria, Eukaryotes and Fungi) in Arctic, Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic lacustrine biofilms
Microbial communities (Eukaryotes and Bacteria) of transiently wetted vs. arid Antarctic Dry Valley soils
Microbial diversity (Bacteria and Archaea 16S rRNA gene) in geothermal sites of Deception Island volcano, Antarctica
Microbial fungal communities (18S) of Antarctic Dry Valley lakes
Microbial soil Fungi (ITS2) diversity from Maritime Antarctica
Mitochondrial lineages in the Antarctic sea slug Doris kerguelenensis
MNA (Section of Genoa) - Marine Biological Samples
MNA (Section of Genoa) and NIWA Invertebrate Collection - Ross Sea Tanaidacea
MNA (Section of Genoa) associated collection of CCFEE (Tuscia University) - Antarctic Fungi
MNA CIBAN Italian Antarctic Bacterial Culture Collection
Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales (MACN), Buenos Aires: sea stars collection (Asteroidea, Echinodermata)
National Museum of Natural History Invertebrate Zoology Collections, more
National Whale and Dolphin Sightings and Strandings Database
Near‐shore microbial communities (Eukaryotes, Bacteria and Archaea) of the sub‐Antarctic Prince Edward Islands
Nemertina World Checklist
New Zealand Terrestrial Biocomplexity Survey
Orca observations on Macquarie Island
Palmer LTER 2014 cruise microbial Eukaryote (18s) plankton
Pelagic Fish Observations 1968-1999
Pelagic microbes (Eukaryote 18S and Material 16S amplicons) from sites in the Southern, Indian and Arctic Oceans
Penguins of Antarctica
PolE At Sea Observations of Birds and Marine Mammals during PS 81 (ANT-XXIX/4)
Porifera collection of the Italian National Antarctic Museum (MNA) - Data
Promachocrinus kerguelensis
RMT Trawl catch from 1985/86 V1 ADBEX III voyage
RMT Trawl catch from the 1980/81 V5 FIBEX voyage
RMT Trawl catch from the 1982/83 V2 ADBEX I voyage
RMT Trawl catch from the 1983/84 V5 ADBEX II voyage
RMT Trawl catch from the 1984/85 V5 SIBEX2 voyage
RMT Trawl catch from the 1986/87 V7 AAMBER voyage
RMT Trawl catch from the 1990/91 V6 AAMBER2 voyage
RMT Trawl catch from the 1992/93 V6 KROCK voyage
RMT Trawl catch from the 1995/96 V4 BROKE voyage
RMT Trawl catch from the 2003/04 V3 BROKE-West voyage
Ross Sea mollusca from Italica 2004
Ross Sea Pycnogonids
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - Antarctic free-living marine Nematodes - Data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - Benthic Hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) - data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - Benthic Ostracoda - Data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - foraminifera- Data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - Lophogastrida and Mysida (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida) of the Southern Ocean - Data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - macroalgae - Data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - Porifera - Data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - Tanaidacea - Data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean - Tintinnid Ciliates of the Southern Ocean - Data
SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean -Harpacticoida (Crustacea: Copepoda)
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean
Snow Petrel census, Reeve Hill, Windmill Island, East Antarctica (1984-2003)
SOMBASE - Pycnogonids
SOMBASE - Southern Ocean mollusc database: a tool for biogeographic analysis in diversity and evolution
SOMBASE/TOTAL - Bioconstructors
South American Antarctic Marine Biodiversity Literature
South Western Pacific Regional OBIS Data provider for the NIWA Marine Biodata Information System, more
Southern Giant Petrel census data within the Australian Antarctic Territory
Southern Ocean Cnidarian Collections
SO-CPR: Southern Ocean Continuous Plankton Recorder (SO-CPR) Survey and SCAR Action Group on CPR Research
Southern Ocean Continuous Zooplankton Recorder (SO-CPR) Survey
Southern Ocean Experimental Metatranscriptome to Investigate Micronutrient Colimitation
SOMBASE: Southern Ocean Mollusc Database
Southern Ocean octopus
Southern Ocean oligochaete occurrence data - a literature-based compilation
Southern Ocean Ostracoda (except Halocypridina)
SOVIET ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS for Zooplankton (R.V. OB March-May 1956, January-March 1957;R.V.ACADEMIC KURCHATOV, October 1971-January 1972; RV DMITRY MENDELEEV;R.V.ACADEMIC IOFFE 1992)
Spring Phytoplankton Assemblages in the Southern Ocean Between Australia and Antarctica (CLIVAR-SR3)
Squid specimens from the 1991/92 V6 AAMBER2 voyage
Staying cool also has consequences: increased sea ice cover disrupts food web structure in East Antarctica-Data
Subantarctic Fur Seals at Heard Island, 1987/88 [Heard_Island_report_1987_1988]
Subantarctic Fur sealsat Heard Island, 1987/88
Tagged Seal Location Data from SOGLOBEC
The dispersal of benthic marine invertebrates by kelp rafts in the Southern Ocean
The distribution and composition of mesopelagic fish assemblages in the Southern Ocean and their relation to major water masses
The First Comprehensive Description of the Biodiversity and Biogeography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Intertidal Communities
The fishes collection (IC) of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN - Paris)
RAMS: The Register of Antarctic Marine Species, more
Walter Herwig 1978 (FFS): SeaStars (Echinodermata, Asteroidea)
Weddell Sea macrozoobenthos EASIZ I
Weddell Seal Census, Vestfold Hills, Antarctica
Weddell Seal Sightings, Vestfold Hills, Antarctica
Western Antarctic Peninsula Bacteria (Mesocosm exp.)
Whale catches in the Southern Ocean
Whale log - observations from ANARE voyages
Whale Observations from the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Reaserch Expedition (BANZARE) voyages 1929-30 and 1930-31
Winter Picoplankton Diversity and Distribution in the US Antarctic Marine Living Resources Study Area - Northern Antarctic Peninsula
Nemys: World Database of Nematodes, more
Zooplankton abundance and population structures assessed during April-September of 2001-2, Southern Ocean, GLOBEC
Zooplankton Abundance Based on Taxa and Life Stages or Size
Other relation:
Antarctic pack ice Bacterial (16S) communities

AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biogeographic Information System
SCAR-MarBIN: SCAR-Marine Biodiversity Information Network

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2007-10-31
Information last updated: 2020-05-26
All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy

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