[Parameters: Topic='BIOSPHERE', Term='AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS', Variable_Level_1='REEF HABITAT']
Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife - Benthic survey on Aliwal Shoal (May 2004 - May 2005) (BAS)Entry ID: ekznw_benthic
Abstract: Aliwal Shoal was declared a Marine Protected Area in 2004 and baseline data of the reef biota was required. This study was initiated by the Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI) based in Durban to catalogue and describe benthic species in terms of species diversity, richness and percentage cover. The reef communities were also zoned based on habitat type, topography and bathymetry. The zonation of the reef was aimed at assisting the management authority and future monitoring efforts in making recommendations for sustainable use and diver impact based on benthic organism vulnerability.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife
Dataset Title: Benthic survey on Aliwal Shoal (May 2004 - May 2005) (BAS)
Dataset Release Date: 2009-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Durban, South Africa
Dataset Publisher: AfrOBIS, South AfricaOnline Resource: http://www.iobis.org/
Start Date: 2004-06-25Stop Date: 2005-05-18
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-17