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Deepsea holothurian

IPY Activity #333

Arctic Ocean Diversity Census of Marine Life (Cluster lead)

Eusirus holmii

Activity leaders
Rolf Gradinger, Bodil Bluhm, Russ Hopcroft, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks AK 99775; Andrey Gebruk, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Moscow, Russia

Project goals
ArcOD’s goal is to inventory biodiversity in the Arctic sea ice, water column and sea floor from the shallow shelves to the deep basins using a three-level approach: compilation of existing data, taxonomic identification of existing samples, and creation of new collections focusing on taxonomic and regional gaps.

Geographic focus

Taxonomic focus
From microbes to vertebrates

Participating countries
Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greenland, Norway, Poland, UK, Russia

Expedition dates and vessels
See entries of cluster participants; in addition: Prof. Lavrentev Aug/Sep 2008, Healy Mar/Apr 2008, BASC May 2008

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