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FS Polarstern ANT XIII/5

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Polarstern (06AQ)
Cruise identifierANT XIII/5
Cruise period1996-05-22 — 1996-06-21
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePunta Arenas, Chile
Port of returnBremerhaven, Germany
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe scientific theme of this cruise was 'diversity of the deep-sea fauna'. Along the ship's transect the faunistic diversity of microorganisms, zooplankton, meio- and macrobenthic organisms was investigated in order to look for any latitudinal gradients in the distribution patterns. Of special interest were the deep basins in the South Atlantic, where little work has been done to date.
ProjectWOCE
Cruise reportFS Polarstern ANT XIII/5 cruise report polarstern_antxiii5_96.pdf — access key 'C' (4.89 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth Atlantic Ocean
Measurements 
Geology and geophysics 
Core - rockQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: At a number of deep-sea stations several cores were deployed. Multibox-corer, rotating-corer, multi and minicorer samples were all collected.
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: At a number of deep-sea stations several cores were deployed. Multibox-corer, rotating-corer, multi and minicorer samples were all collected.