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Australian Seagrass distribution Points Dataset 2005

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Aug 3, 2017 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

Australian Seagrass distribution (2005 - Points Dataset) as subsetted from Global Distribution of Seagrasses. The seagrass dataset has been compiled by UNEP-WCMC in collaboration with Dr Frederick T. Short, University of New Hampshire, USA to show the global distribution of seagrass species. This dataset has been created from multiple sources and was used in the creation of the “World Atlas of Seagrasses”(2003). This polygon feature dataset is an update of the data used in the Atlas and is a unique data holding about the state of the world’s seagrasses. For a complete overview of global seagrass distribution this dataset should be displayed together with the associated point dataset.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 3,150 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 3,150 records in English (86 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)


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Occurrence; Observation


Who created the resource:

UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Data manager
UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre 219 Huntingdon Road CB3 0DL Cambridge GB

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Robert Canto
Coastal Carbon WP4 Research Officer
Global Change Institute/Biophysical Remote Sensing Group 4072 Brisbane AU 61-7-33467023

Who filled in the metadata:

Dave Watts
OBIS Data manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Castray Esplanade 7000 Hobart Tasmania +61 (3) 6232 5062

Who else was associated with the resource:

Dave Watts

Geographic Coverage

Australian shelf waters

Bounding Coordinates South West [-43.5, 113], North East [-8.5, 160]

Taxonomic Coverage


Order  Alismatales

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 2005-01-01

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers