The MFish survey plan was two fold. First was the collection of underway data during transits and while the geophysical survey was progressing. These data included towing a continuous plankton recorder during transits, continual surface fluorescence measurements, water temperature and salinity measurements, recording data from the 120khz echo sounder, sea bird and mammal observations. The second part of the MFish plan was to collect data under the Ocean Survey 2020 priority plan. These proposals were then prioritised as follows:(1) Biodiversity Study for MFish: Continental shelf break (mid priority); Eastern approaches to Balleny Islands (high); Balleny Islands (high); and the Seamount between Scott and Balleny Islands (low).(2) DOC: Marine mammals and bird observations (high).Citation:  NIWA (2015). Antarctic Biodiversity Studies 2006 - Ross Sea, Scott Island, and Balleny Islands (TAN0602). Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand, 1061 records.Online: http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=tan0602  Released on April 17, 2015.

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Theme ["geospatial"]
Author National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Maintainer Tilmann Steinmetz
Maintainer Email Tilmann Steinmetz
Source http://data-niwa.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/9f53e52e638349a9ad5d91523283d9df_0
Created 2016-06-09T02:32:53.000Z
Date modified 2019-01-16T22:27:15.088Z
Language English
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Source Identifier http://data-niwa.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/9f53e52e638349a9ad5d91523283d9df_0
Record created January 24, 2019, Last Updated March 1, 2019