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AIMS, Long-Term Fish Visual Census, Great Barrier Reef, Northeast Australia, 1992-2015
Citation
Sweatman HPA, Cheal AJ, Coleman GJ, Emslie MJ, Johns K, Jonker M, Miller IR and Osborne K (2008) Long-term Monitoring of the Great Barrier reef, Status Report. 8. Australian Institute of Marine Science. 369 p.

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Description
About 50 selected reefs throughout the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) are sampled in the AIMS Long-term Monitoring Project (LTMP). A visual census of fish on fixed transects (3 sites per reef, 5 x 50 m transects per site). Fishes from a list of 191 species, representing 10 families, are counted. Individuals, Genus, Species are counted for a prescribed list of 212 species: all the parrotfishes, damselfishes, surgeon fishes, butterflyfishes, and some others. A full list of species observed each year are included in the appendices of each AIMS status report. To detect changes in reef fish communities over time at a regional scale. Source/more information: http://data.aims.gov.au/metadataviewer/uuid/5be0b340-4ade-11dc-8f56-00008a07204e

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine, ISEW, Great Barrier Reef

Geographical coverage
ISEW, Great Barrier Reef [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
28 March 1992 - 7 May 2015

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

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


Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-01-20
Information last updated: 2016-01-20
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