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Surveys of Octocoral communities, benthic cover and environmental factors on coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia (1996 to present)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Jul 16, 2018 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

All surveys were carried out by the principal researcher using Rapid Ecological Assessment. The dataset runs from May 1996: in early 2009 comprising 1636 entries from 180 reef locations, spread relatively evenly along and across the whole Great Barrier Reef (GBR). On each reef 1-3 sites were surveyed with up to 5 transects (usually 200-300m long, 1-3m wide for 10-15 minutes) per site at pre-defined depths (1-3m, 3-8m, 8-13m, 13-18m and reef flat).

Species recorded: octocorals (soft corals, gorgonians, sea fans, sea whips, sea pens, leather corals, arborescent octocorals, blue coral, stoloniferans), black and wire coral. Note that species are mostly at generic level.

Taxa have been matched to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). This dataset was sourced on July 2018 from the original DiGIR dataset at OBIS and updated to reflect changes in the OBIS data requirements.

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 15,534 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.

Downloads

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 15,534 records in English (332 KB) - Update frequency: as needed
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

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

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: d9ebe5c6-0295-487b-8c26-3f2ff626fce3.  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:

Katharina Fabricius
Principal Investigator
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) PMB No. 3 4810 Townsville Queensland AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Katharina Fabricius
Principal Investigator
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) PMB No. 3 4810 Townsville Queensland AU

Who filled in the metadata:

Data Manager
AIMS Data Centre
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) PMB No. 3 4810 Townsville Queensland AU
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 [-23.5, 142.9], North East [-11, 152.7]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Anthozoa

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1996-05-25 / 2008-12-19

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

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