Impacts of trawling on benthic habitats in the subantarctic and high antarctic - Benthic Invertebrate Database
Entry ID: ASAC_1189_benthic_database

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Abstract: This project aims to assess the vulnerability of and risks to habitats in Australian fisheries in the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)/Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ) of the Southern Ocean to impacts by different demersal gears - trawl, longline and traps. The project which is a collaborative initiative between the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), the Australian Fisheries Management ... View entire text
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Description: Download point for the data - Access Database and word document
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -50.34   S: -69.23   E: 161.06   W: 51.33
Min Depth: 105 M Max Depth: 1885 M

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-01-26
Stop Date: 2006-02-23
ISO Topic Category
Cameras Ancillary Description
Quality Notes from the word document written by Kirrily Moore

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Access Constraints Records within the Australian Antarctic Territory are available from the biodiversity database from SCAR-MarBIN, OBIS and GBIF. Records from non-research voyages and near Heard Island are not yet available. When available, the data will include an access database and a word document detailing some information about the database as a download file. A folder containing photos that needs to be associated with the database is also available, but as it is over 3 GB in size, it is not available as a download, but will be available on request to the AADC.
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 3.8 MB
Distribution Format: access database, rtf
Fees: free

Distribution Media: DVD
Distribution Size: 3.6 GB
Distribution Format: jpeg
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6232 3558
Email: andrew.constable at
Contact Address:
203 Channel Highway
Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Hibberd, T. and Moore, K. (2009). Field identification guide to Heard Island and McDonald Islands benthic invertebrates
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-08-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-28
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