This biological overview for the Southern Surveyor voyage SS 02/1999. The voyage took place oin waters off Cape Grim and in the Southern Ocean during February 1999. This dataset has been partly processed and has not yet been archived within the CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Data Centre in Hobart. Additional information regarding this dataset is contained in the cruise report for this voyage and/or the data processing report. On this cruise pigments and chlorophyll a were collected by (Uknown) and later processed at CMAR, Hobart by Pru Bonham. This cruise will complement work done in the same region on Southern Surveyor in spring 1995 (SS 11/95), and on Aurora Australis in late summer, 1998.