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Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife - Benthic survey on Aliwal Shoal (May 2004 - May 2005) (BAS)
Entry ID: ekznw_benthic

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Abstract: Aliwal Shoal was declared a Marine Protected Area in 2004 and baseline data of the reef biota was required. This study was initiated by the Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI) based in Durban to catalogue and describe benthic species in terms of species diversity, richness and percentage cover. The reef communities were also zoned based on habitat type, topography and bathymetry. The zonation of the reef was aimed at assisting the management authority and future monitoring efforts in making recommendations for sustainable use and diver impact based on benthic organism vulnerability.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -30.26   S: -30.28   E: 30.83   W: 30.81

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife
Dataset Title: Benthic survey on Aliwal Shoal (May 2004 - May 2005) (BAS)
Dataset Release Date: 2009-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Durban, South Africa
Dataset Publisher: AfrOBIS, South Africa
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-06-25
Stop Date: 2005-05-18
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Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Phone: +27 31 2741150
Email: olbersj at
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23