Antarctic Cirripedia

Antarctic Cirripedia

Editor(s): William A. Newman, Arnold Ross

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875901145

Online ISBN: 9781118664407

DOI: 10.1029/AR014

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 14.

This is the first attempt to bring together what is known of the antarctic cirriped fauna in one comprehensive treatise. It covers the systematics of the barnacles of subantarctic and antarctic regions and their distribution, both recent and paleontological. A second part already in preparation will report on planktonic larvae.

Antarctic Cirripedia, the second monographic contribution in the Antarctic Research Series, generally follows the pattern set by Kott's Antarctic Ascidiacea (1969). The study, as far as possible, covers all records made by previous expeditions to Antarctic waters and culminates in this volume with the 1962-1965 cruises of USNS Eltanin. The list of the principal vessels which have brought back cirriped materials from antarctic regions is a notable one: Aurora, Belgica, Challenger, Discovery, Endeavour, Ob', Pourquoi-Pas?, Sôya, Terra Nova, Umitaka-Maru and William Scoresby. Yet the number of benthic samplings of cirripeds made by Eltanin under the United States Antarctic Research Program from south of the Antarctic Convergence exceeds the total of those returned by all earlier expeditions.

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