Australian Institute of Marine Science – Great Barrier Reef nearshore coral diversity
Entry ID: AIMS_GBR_NSCorals

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Abstract: Surveys of coral community structure, composition and diversity were carried out at nearshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. 466 sites on 96 reefs between Mackay and Cooktown (latitude 14-21 degrees South) were surveyed between 1994 and 1997. The aim of the study was to characterize nearshore coral communities in this region. Hard corals were identified to species level and rated by relative abundance.

Total Distribution Records: 16,489

Total Number of Taxa: 69 genera, 285 species
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -14.0   S: -21.0   E: 152.67   W: 145.35

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: TJ Done
Dataset Title: Australian Institute of Marine Science – Great Barrier Reef nearshore coral diversity
Dataset Release Date: 1994
Dataset Release Place: Australia
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Australia
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31
Quality Data is from published data and collections available in research centres;
taxonomic accuracy relies on these measures.
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Phone: +61 7 4753 4377
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Contact Address:
Australian Institute of Marine Science
PMB No. 3
City: Townsville Qld.
Province or State: Queensland
Postal Code: 4810
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Phone: +61 7 4753 4344
Email: T.Done at
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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Done, T.J. (1994), Great Barrier Reef nearshore coral diversity, Australian Institute of Marine Science
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-02-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-06
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