Australian Institute of Marine Science – CReefs: Heron Island Biodiversity Expedition
Entry ID: AIMS_CReefs_HeronIsland

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Summary
Abstract: CReefs, a project of the Cenus of Marine Life, is an international cooperative effort to increase tropical taxonomic expertise, conduct a taxonomically diversified global census of coral reef ecosystems, and improve access to and unify coral reef ecosystem information scattered throughout the globe. The goals of CReefs are to expand tropical taxonomic knowledge and increase the exchange of coral reef ecosystem data dispersed throughout the globe. Taxonomic efforts will focus on such understudied groups as sponges, octocorals, mollusks, polychaetes, crustaceans, echinoderms, tunicates, seagrasses, and red, brown, and green algae, as well as technological advancement and sampling strategies relative to these foci. Microbial diversity will be assayed in collaboration with the CoML Microbes efforts and substantial contributions will be made to the bar-code initiative.
The partnership between BHP Billiton, the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, the Census of Marine Life and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) will allow Australian reef sites to be included in the CReefs global research initiative. AIMS is leading a consortium of scientists that will sample and analyse coral reef biodiversity at three key Australian reef sites: the Great Barrier Reef’s Heron and Lizard Islands and Ninglaoo Reef in Western Australia. This dataset is a summary of the biodiversity from the Heron Island area collected from one expeditions in 2008. The consortium includes scientists from the Australian Museum, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Museum Victoria, the Queensland Museum, the South Australian Museum and the Western Australian Museum, as well as the University of Adelaide, Murdoch University, the South Australian Herbarium, the Florida Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institution. The team of international and Australian marine scientists and taxonomists will collect and identify samples during a series of field trips at all three sites over the next four years.

Total Distribution Records: 265

Total Number of Taxa: 120 genera, 163 species

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -23.258 S: -23.59  E: 152.067  W: 151.707

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr. M. J. Caley
Dataset Title: Australian Institute of Marine Science – CReefs: Heron Island Biodiversity Expedition
Dataset Release Date: 2009
Dataset Release Place: Australia
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Australia


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-01-01
Stop Date: 2008-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >BRYOZOANS/MOSS ANIMALS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ECHINODERMS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS)    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >MACROALGAE (SEAWEEDS) >RED ALGAE
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >MACROALGAE (SEAWEEDS) >GREEN ALGAE
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >MACROALGAE (SEAWEEDS)


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
TRAPS
NETS


Project
OBIS >OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM    [Information]
COML >CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE    [Information]
CREEFS >Census of Coral Reefs    [Information]


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Keywords
HABITAT COVERAGE: coral reefs, inter-reefs, shore-line
Pocillopora Heads
Rubble Extraction
ARMS
SLEDS
SCUBA Divers


Data Center
Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia    [Information]
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


Australia Regional Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.obis.org.au/

Data Center Personnel
Name: TONY REES
Phone: +61 (03) 6232 5318
Fax: +61 (03) 6232 5000
Email: Tony.Rees at csiro.au
Contact Address:
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR)
GPO Box 1538
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia


Personnel
M J CALEY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +61 7 47534 148
Email: j.caley at aims.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB No.3
City: Townsville
Province or State: QLD
Postal Code: 810
Country: Australia


MARY WAKEFORD
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 7 47534 419
Email: M.Wakeford 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


Publications/References
References:
Caley, M. J. (2009) Australian Institute of Marine Science – CReefs: Heron Island Biodiversity Expedition

Publications:
Staples, DA (2009) A new species of Rhopalorhynchus (Pycnogonida: Colossendeidae) from Lizard Island, North Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa 2051: 62–68

Bruce, N.L. (2009) A new species of Joeropsis Koehler, 1885 (Isopoda, Asellota: Joeropsididae) from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Crustaceana 82 (7): 803-813.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-07-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-06

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