The data include size, sex, location and morphological measurements and of Muraenolepis specimens included in Fitzcharles et al. (2021). The morphometric data were primarily collected from fish captured during South Georgia Groundfish Surveys in 2003, 2004 and 2005, with additional data obtained from type specimens and extracted from published descriptions of Muraenolepididae. For genetic studies, tissue samples from the South Georgia specimens were supplemented by additional tissue samples from Muraenolepis in other parts of the Southern Ocean. Source, location and depth of capture are included for all specimens that were sequenced, together with sequence Accession Numbers (to the DNA Database of Japan) for Cox 1 and 16S rRNA sequences. The work was primarily funded by the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands and was a component part of Elaine Fitzcharles'' PhD (University of St Andrews).
This dataset contains the mean position of the Southern Antarctic Circumpolar Current front (SACCF) in the Scotia Sea, southwest Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. The location of the front was determined from analysis of the geopotential anomaly field calculated from quality-controlled potential temperature and salinity data from the World Ocean Database 1998 (Levitus et al., 1998) supplemented by an additional hydrographic profile obtained from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, as detailed by Thorpe (2001) and Thorpe et al. (2002). The geopotential anomaly data were gridded at a horizontal resolution of one quarter degree and spanned the period 1911-1990. The front position was generated as part of a studentship awarded to SE Thorpe, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council with CASE support from the British Antarctic Survey. The studentship was supervised by KJ Heywood, MA Brandon and DP Stevens.
During several austral summers covering a 13 year period, we collected a random sample of body feathers from chicks of 11 sympatric species of Procellariiform (wandering albatross Diomedea exulans -79 individuals in total-, black-browed albatross Thalassarche melanophris - 51-, grey-headed albatross T. chrysostoma - 58 -, light-mantled sooty albatross Phoebetria palpebrata - 34 -, northern giant petrel Macronectes halli - 59 -, southern giant petrel M. giganteus - 60 -, white-chinned petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis - 39 -, blue petrel Halobaena caerulea - 19 - , Antarctic prion Pachyptila desolata - 19 -, South Georgian diving petrel Pelecanoides georgicus - 2 - and common diving petrel P. urinatrix - 6 -) to analyse Delta15N and Delta13C.
Platform Transmitting Terminal (PTT) tags were used to track Gentoo penguins from Maiviken and Ocean Harbour, South Georgia, from June to September 2018. PTT tags were attached to the lower back feathers with tape and glue. PTT tags use the ARGOS satellite system to collect geospatial data. Tags were deployed to provide information on the protection afforded to Gentoo penguins by the 12NM no take zone (part of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Island MPA that is closed to fishing), and the krill fishing grounds.
Datasets from a deep sediment trap (3200m) mooring deployed in the Southern Ocean, south-west of South Georgia in December 2009 during the marine cruise JR228 and recovered in November 2011 by the marine cruise JR260a.
Datasets from a deep sediment trap (3200m) mooring deployed in the Southern Ocean, south-west of South Georgia in April 2007 during the marine cruise JR167 and recovered in January 2008 by the marine cruise JR177.
Datasets from a deep sediment trap (3200m) mooring deployed in the Southern Ocean, south-west of South Georgia in January 2008 during the marine cruise JR177 and recovered in November 2008 by the marine cruise JR187.
Datasets from a deep sediment trap (3200m) mooring deployed in the Southern Ocean, south-west of South Georgia in December 2015 during the marine cruise JR15002 and recovered in December 2016 by the marine cruise JR16003.
Datasets from a deep sediment trap (3200m) mooring deployed in the Southern Ocean, south-west of South Georgia in December 2013 during the marine cruise JR291 and recovered in November 2014 by the marine cruise JR304.
Datasets from a deep sediment trap (3200m) mooring deployed in the Southern Ocean, south-west of South Georgia in January 2012 during the marine cruise JR260b and recovered in November 2012 by the marine cruise JR280.