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AIMS, Long-Term Fish Visual Census, Great Barrier Reef, Northeast Australia, 1992-2015

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About 50 selected reefs throughout the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) are sampled in the AIMS Long-term Monitoring Project (LTMP). A visual census of fish on fixed transects (3 sites per reef, 5 x 50 m transects per site). Fishes from a list of 191 species, representing 10 families, are counted. Individuals, Genus, Species are counted for a prescribed list of 212 species: all the parrotfishes, damselfishes, surgeon fishes, butterflyfishes, and some others. A full list of species observed each year are included in the appendices of each AIMS status report. To detect changes in reef fish communities over time at a regional scale. Source/more information: http://data.aims.gov.au/metadataviewer/uuid/5be0b340-4ade-11dc-8f56-00008a07204e

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 147,466 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Sweatman HPA, Cheal AJ, Coleman GJ, Emslie MJ, Johns K, Jonker M, Miller IR and Osborne K (2008) Long-term Monitoring of the Great Barrier reef, Status Report. 8. Australian Institute of Marine Science. 369 p.

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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 (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 41f52fa4-f22f-4f46-8a8c-9864de450e0f.  CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Atlas of Living Australia.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Hugh Sweatman
Custodian
Australian Institute of Marine Science 1526 Cape Cleveland Road 4810 Cape Cleveland Queensland AU +61 7 4753 4470
http://data.aims.gov.au/staffcv/jsf/external/view.xhtml?partyId=100000177

Who can answer questions about the resource:

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Information and Data Centre
Data Officer
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Information and Data Centre GPO Box 1538 7001 Hobart TAS AU +61 3 9545 2176
http://www.cmar.csiro.au/datacentre/

Who filled in the metadata:

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Information and Data Centre
Data Officer
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Information and Data Centre GPO Box 1538 7001 Hobart TAS AU +61 3 9545 2176
http://www.cmar.csiro.au/datacentre/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Distributor
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Information and Data Centre
Data Officer
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Information and Data Centre GPO Box 1538 7001 Hobart TAS AU +61 3 9545 2176
http://www.cmar.csiro.au/datacentre/

Geographic Coverage

Great Barrier Reef, NE Coast of Queensland, Australia

Bounding Coordinates South West [-24, 145], North East [-14, 153]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1992-03-28 / 2015-05-07

Project Data

No Description available

Title AIMS Long-term Monitoring Program: Visual Census Fish Data (Great Barrier Reef)
Funding Australian Institute of Marine Science
Study Area Description Great Barrier Reef
Design Description About 50 selected reefs throughout the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) are sampled in the AIMS Long-term Monitoring Project (LTMP). A visual census of fish on fixed transects (3 sites per reef, 5 x 50 m transects per site). Fishes from a list of 191 species, representing 10 families, are counted. Individuals, Genus, Species are counted for a prescribed list of 212 species: all the parrotfishes, damselfishes, surgeon fishes, butterflyfishes, and some others. A full list of species observed each year are included in the appendices of each AIMS status report. In 2004 a new zoning plan was implemented in the Great Barrier reef Marine Park and in 2006 the pattern of surveys was changed. The original set of reefs (47) are surveyed in odd years (e.g. 2007) and a different set (56 reefs) are surveyed in even years. The new set consists of paired reefs (one no-take, and one open to fishing) surveyed to assess the effects of rezoning. The paired reefs are near Cairns and Innisfail, Townsville, Mackay, the Swain Reefs and the Capricorn-Brunker group.

The personnel involved in the project:

Curator
Hugh Sweatman

Sampling Methods

Reef surveys involve three approaches: 1. broadscale manta tow surveys of crown-of-thorns starfish populations and reef-wide coral cover 2. Intensive photographic surveys of stationary seafloor (benthic) organisms on fixed transects 3. intensive visual counts of reef fish, juvenile corals, crown-of-thorns starfish, coral-eating snails and coral disease and bleaching.

Study Extent About 50 selected reefs throughout the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) are sampled in the AIMS Long-term Monitoring Project (LTMP). Annual visual surveys.

Method step description:

  1. See http://www.aims.gov.au/docs/research/monitoring/reef/sampling-methods.html

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS The AIMS_FISH_1992_2015 dataset is hosted at CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Information and Data Centre on behalf of AIMS.

Purpose The dataset was prepared by AIMS for the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (www.iobis.org)
Alternative Identifiers 41f52fa4-f22f-4f46-8a8c-9864de450e0f
http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource.do?r=aims_fish_1992_2015