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CSIRO, Cruise SS200510, Benthic Biodiversity, Western Australia, 2005
CSIRO - Southern Surveyor voyage SS 10/2005, benthic biodiversity of the deep continental shelf and slope in Australia's SW region
Contact: Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), more

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These data were collected as part of a study on the benthic biodiversity of the deep continental shelf and slope in Australia's south west region. The scientific objectives for the survey were split across two voyages (SS07/2005 for leg 1 and SS10/2005 for leg 2). The first leg was to map and visually survey (video) the upper continental slope (and at selected sites transects from the outer shelf to the mid-slope) at regular intervals of 1deg latitude; the second leg was to targeted sample the surveyed locations to document the benthic biodiversity. Epibenthic megafauna was sampled in 123 stations using the epibenthic sled Sherman and a beamtrawl at roughly 1 degree intervals from Bald Island in southern WA to Barrow Island (northern WA), at 100 and 400m depth; additional depths (200m, 700m 1000m) were sampled at targeted 'transect sites'.

Biology > Benthos
Marine, ISW, Australia, Western Australia

Geographical coverage
ISW, Australia, Western Australia [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage

Occurrence of biota

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

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OBIS-Australia: Australian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Based on this dataset:
McEnnulty, F.R. (Ed.) (2011). Deepwater megabenthos of south-western Australia. Records of the Australian Museum Supplement, 80. Western Australian Museum: Perth. ISBN 978-1-920843-69-4. 191 pp., more
Williams, A. et al. (2010). Scales of habitat heterogeneity and megabenthos biodiversity on an extensive Australian continental margin (100–1100 m depths). Mar. Ecol. (Berl.) 31(1): 222-236., 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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