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CSIRO, SRFME, Algal Biomass, Perth region, Southwest Australia, 2003-2005
Citation
SRFME - Perth region algal biomass 2003-2005
Contact: Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), more

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
Algal biomass in the Perth region were identified from quadrat surveys, as part of the SRFME research program. The aim of the SRFME Coastal project was to characterize the coastal benthic ecosystems of southwestern WA, with particular focus on benthic reef cosystems, their productivity and dynamics, and the physical, chemical and biological factors driving variability along dominant spatial and temporal scales. To achieve this, the project undertook 3-monthly seasonal sampling from 2003 - 2005 at a series of coastal sites situated between Cape Naturaliste in the south and Jurien Bay in the north. more

Benthic Sampling was integrated with satellite observations of SST, ocean colour and subsurface measurements of other water column properties, as well as sediment biogeochemical sampling. Within this region benthic sampling was nested at Regional (100s km) Local (10s km) and Site (1 km) scales and within each of the regions additional sites were sampled to incorporate site scale variability along cross-shore gradients.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos
Keywords:
Marine, Australia, Western Australia, Perth, North L.

Geographical coverage
Australia, Western Australia, Perth, North L. [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
2003 - 2005

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), moredata creator

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

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Keesing, J.K.; Heine, J.N. (Ed.) (2005). Strategic research fund for the marine environment: interim final report. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research: Hobart. , more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-03-11
Information last updated: 2015-05-20
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