Third Indian Antarctic Research Expedition and the role played by C.M.F.R.I.

Mathew, K J (1984) Third Indian Antarctic Research Expedition and the role played by C.M.F.R.I. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 57. pp. 1-18.


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    India entered the Antarctica Era when a team of 21 Indian nationals landed in Antarctica on 9th December, 1981. It was a big leap forward for the Indian science and technology and was much acclaimed the world over. It was indeed a tremendous achievement for a developing country like India. The whole programme was due to the initiative and encouragement of Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi. The chief task of the Expedition was to build a permanent base station during one Antarctic summer which could house 12-16 personnel during winter. The author was to carry out investigations on various aspects of 'krill' (Euphausia superba Dana) a protein rich and vitamin rich crustacean which looks like tiny shrimp and would grow to about 55 mm in length and has vast resource in Antarctic Ocean with a circumpolar distribution. A detailed report of the work carried out by the author and also the results obtained on the quantitative abundance of zooplankton in the respective study areas is also included.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: euphausia superba; krill; crustacean; antarctic research
    Subjects: CMFRI
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Biodiversity
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    Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2010 05:18
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