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AIMS - LTM Nearshore Corals (OBIS Australia)

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Abstract: Surveys of coral species richness were carried out at nearshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia in conjunction with surveys of size structure and percentage cover of hard and soft coral communities. Species lists (Presence / Absence) were compiled at 2m and 5m below datum at two sites on 33 reefs between Mackay and Cooktown (latitude 16-23 degrees South) in 2004. The aim of the study ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -16.0   S: -23.35   E: 150.97   W: 145.44

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: H Sweatman, A Thompson, S Delean, J Davidson, S Neale
Dataset Title: AIMS LTM Nearshore Corals (Australian Institute of Marine Science)
Dataset Publisher: Australian Institute of Marine Science
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-01-01
Stop Date: 2004-12-31
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Quality Data is from published data and collections available in research centres;
taxonomic accuracy relies on these measures.
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Phone: +61 7 4753 4377
Email: adc at
Contact Address:
Australian Institute of Marine Science
PMB No. 3
City: Townsville Qld.
Province or State: Queensland
Postal Code: 4810
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: none
Phone: +61 7 47534 470
Email: h.sweatman at
Contact Address:
PMB No.3
City: Townsville
Province or State: Queensland
Postal Code: 4810
Country: Australia
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Sweatman, H (2004) Australian Institute of Marine Science – Long-term monitoring Program: Nearshore corals of the Great Barrier Reef.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-02-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23