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Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) - Great Barrier Ref (GBR) Nearshore Coral Diversity, Queensland, Australia (1994 - 1997)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Sep 18, 2018 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

Surveys of coral community structure, composition and diversity were carried out at nearshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. 466 sites on 96 reefs between Mackay and Cooktown (latitude 14-21 degrees South) were surveyed between 1994 and 1997. The aim of the study was to characterize nearshore coral communities in this region. Hard corals were identified to species level and rated by relative abundance. Total Distribution Records: 16,489 Total Number of Taxa: 69 genera, 285 species

Data Records

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). 2015, Surveys of reef-building coral communities, benthic cover and environmental factors on nearshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, https://apps.aims.gov.au/metadata/view/3e5b9330-013b-11dd-ac8e-00008a07204e, accessed dd-MMM-yyyy

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Terry Done
Research Scientist
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) PMB No. 3 4810 Townsville Queensland
http://www.aims.gov.au

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Terry Done
Research Scientist
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) PMB No. 3 4810 Townsville Queensland
http://www.aims.gov.au

Who filled in the metadata:

Terry Done
Research Scientist
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) PMB No. 3 4810 Townsville Queensland
http://www.aims.gov.au

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Node manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 (3) 6232 5062
http://www.obis.org.au

Geographic Coverage

Great Barrier Reef

Bounding Coordinates South West [-20.8, 145.1], North East [-14.6, 149.3]

Taxonomic Coverage

Corals

Order  Scleractinia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1994-03-08 / 1997-05-30

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=aims_cre