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    A survey plan of Japanese RV Kaiyo Maru in 2004/05 for the Ross Sea and adjacent waters, Antarctica

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    Document Number:
    WG-EMM-04/47
    Author(s):
    M. Naganobu, K. Taki and T. Hayashi (Japan)
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    Abstract

    The Japanese R/V Kaiyo Maru will survey to collect data simultaneously on ecological interaction f environment – Antarctic krill – whales in the Ross Sea and adjacent waters during December 2004 and February 2005. Transect lines along 180, 175E and 165E will be set to cover hot spots where suggest high concentrated krill and whales such as the Scot Seamounts Island, the Balleny Islands, the shelf off the Victoria Land and the Bay of Whale Bay. The 175E line, especially, will be surveyed in detail from the surface to near the sea bottom on physical, chemical and biological parameters.

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