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Australian Institute of Marine Science – Long-term monitoring Program: Nearshore corals of the Great Barrier Reef
Citation
Sweatman, H (2004) Australian Institute of Marine Science – Long-term monitoring Program: Nearshore corals of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Surveys of coral species richness were carried out at nearshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia in conjunction with surveys of size structure and percentage cover of hard and soft coral communities in 2004, more

Surveys of coral species richness were carried out at nearshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia in conjunction with surveys of size structure and percentage cover of hard and soft coral communities. Species lists (Presence / Absence) were compiled at 2m and 5m below datum at two sites on 33 reefs between Mackay and Cooktown (latitude 16-23 degrees South) in 2004. The aim of the study was to document the status of near-shore coral communities in this region to serve both as a baseline against which future change could be compared and also identify communities potentially at risk from anthropogenic activities. Hard corals were identified to species level where possible though on occasion identification was limited to genus, soft corals were identified to genus. Total Distribution Records : 8,906 Total Number of Taxa : 97 genera, 310 species

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Marine

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Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), more

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OBIS-Australia: Australian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-01-21
Information last updated: 2013-01-21
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