Australian Institute of Marine Science – Surveys of Octocoral communities, benthic cover and environmental factors on coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef
Entry ID: AIMS_Octocorals_GBR

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Summary
Abstract: All surveys were carried out by the principal researcher using Rapid Ecological Assessment. The dataset runs from May 1996 to early 2009 from 180 reef locations, spread relatively evenly along and across the whole Great Barrier Reef (GBR). 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, ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -11.71   S: -23.57   E: 152.65   W: 143.18

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: K. Fabricius
Dataset Title: Australian Institute of Marine Science – Surveys of Octocoral communities, benthic cover and environmental factors on coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef
Dataset Release Date: 1996
Dataset Release Place: Australia
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Australia
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-05-01
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Data Center
Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.aims.gov.au/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: SCOTT BAINBRIDGE
Phone: +61 7 4753 4377
Email: adc at aims.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Institute of Marine Science
PMB No. 3
City: Townsville Qld.
Province or State: Queensland
Postal Code: 4810
Country: AUSTRALIA
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Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +61 7 4753 4412
Email: k.fabricius at aims.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB No.3
City: Townsville
Province or State: QLD
Postal Code: 4810
Country: Australia
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Publications/References
Fabricius and Alderslade S (2001), Soft Corals and Sea Fans, Published data and collections available in research centres.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-07-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-21
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