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Australian Institute of Marine Science – Surveys of Octocorals communities, benthic cover and environmental factors on coral reefs of Palau
Entry ID: AIMS_Octocorals_Palau

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Summary
Abstract: All surveys were carried out by the principal researcher using Rapid Ecological Assessment.
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, 8-13m, 13-18m and reef flat).

Species recorded: octocorals (soft corals, gorgonians, sea fans, sea whips, sea pens, leather corals, ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 7.63   S: 6.99   E: 134.6   W: 134.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: K. Fabricius
Dataset Title: Australian Institute of Marine Science – Surveys of Octocorals communities, benthic cover and environmental factors on coral reefs of Palau
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: Australia
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Australia
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-09-12
Stop Date: 2005-10-01
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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
References:
Soft Corals and Sea Fans(2001) Fabricius and Alderslade
From published data and collections available in research centres.

Publications:
Fabricius KE, Alderslade P, Williams GC, Colin PL and Golbuu Y (2007) Octocorallia in Palau, Micronesia: Effects of biogeography and coastal influences on local and regional biodiversity. pp. 79-92. In: Coral Reefs of Palau. 231 p.

Kayanne H, Omori M, Fabricius KE, Verheij E, Colin PL, Golbuu Y and Yukihira H (eds) (2007) Coral Reefs of Palau. Palau International Coral Reef Centre. 231 p.p.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-07-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18


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