Australian Institute of Marine Science – Surveys of Octocorals in the Rowley Shoals Marine Park and the Mermaid Reef National Marine Nature Reserve, Western Australia
Entry ID: AIMS_Octocorals_WA

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Summary
Abstract: Octocoral biodiversity was surveyed at eighteen sites across all three Rowley Shoals (Mermaid, Clerke and Imperieuse Reefs). At each site, transects commenced at ~20m depth and ascended gradually, finishing at ~5m depth over a horizontal distance of ~300m. All octocorals encountered were identified (so far as possible in the field), most were photographed and selected samples were taken of new ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -17.43   S: -17.72   E: 119.05   W: 118.83
  N: -17.18   S: -17.45   E: 119.45   W: 119.27
  N: -16.97   S: -17.22   E: 119.72   W: 119.53

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: K. Fabricius
Dataset Title: Australian Institute of Marine Science – Surveys of Octocorals in the Rowley Shoals Marine Park and the Mermaid Reef National Marine Nature Reserve, Western Australia
Dataset Release Date: 2007
Dataset Release Place: Australia
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Australia
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-12-02
Stop Date: 2007-12-16
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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 (2001), Soft Corals and Sea Fans, From published data and collections available in research centres.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-07-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-11
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