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WA Museum Ningaloo Marine Invertebrate Zoology database (via OBIS Australia)

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Abstract: This dataset comprises records of marine cnidaria and echinoderm specimens in the Western Australia Museum's Ningaloo Marine Invertebrate Zoology database. There are 1942 records of 663 discrete taxa in this dataset, representing 282 Cnidarian and 381 Echinoderm taxa. The specimens were collected between 1952 and 2004 in the region adjacent to Ningaloo Reef, a 260 km coral reef off the coast of North West Cape in NW Western Australia, in water depths ranging from 0 to 850 meters.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -21.0   S: -24.5   E: 114.5   W: 113.0
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 850

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1952-08-03
Stop Date: 2004-11-07
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Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints Cite Western Australian Museum Marine Invertebrate Zoology database and Database Manager: Jane Fromont
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Originating Center
Data Center
Australia Regional Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 (03) 6232 5318
Fax: +61 (03) 6232 5000
Email: Tony.Rees at
Contact Address:
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR)
GPO Box 1538
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Email: Jane.Fromont at
Contact Address:
Western Australian Museum
City: Welshpool DC
Province or State: Western Australia
Postal Code: 6986
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-03-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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