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Australian Institute of Marine Science - Surveys of Octocorals communities, benthic cover and environmental factors on coral reefs of Palau
Citation
Fabricius, K (2005). Australian Institute of Marine Science - Surveys of Octocorals communities, benthic cover and environmental factors on coral reefs of Palau.

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Description
Records of soft coral distributions and composition of coral reefs of Palau. more

All surveys were carried out by the principal researcher using Rapid Ecological Assessment. The dataset comprises 58 surveys from 10 reefs. On each reef 1-3 sites were surveyed with up to 5 transects (usually 200-300m long, 1-3m wide for 10-15 minutes) per site at pre-defined depths (1-3m, 3-8m, 8-13m, 13-18m and reef flat). Species recorded: octocorals (63 genera belonging to 24 families and 3 orders - soft corals, gorgonians, sea fans, sea whips, sea pens, leather corals, arborescent octocorals, blue coral, stoloniferans), black and wire coral. Note that species are mostly at generic level. Site locations: Big Dropoff, German Channel, Heliofungia Lake, Ngerdmau, Niko Bay, Peliliu-West, PICRC House reef, Soft coral arc, Taoch Reef, Toachel Mlengui.

Scope
Keywords:
Marine

Contributor
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), more

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Published in:
OBIS-Australia: Australian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

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