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AIMS - Nearshore Corals Survey, Queensland, Australia (2004)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Jul 11, 2018 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

The benthic communities at 33 near shore reefs between Cape Tribulation (16°S) and Keppel Is (23°S) were surveyed in 2004. Prospective near-shore coral reef sampling locations were initially selected from six broad geographic regions of the GBR: Cairns, Innisfail, Townsville, Whitsunday, Mackay, and Keppel. Each of these regions has a unique combination of climatic regime, coastal and shelf topography and the characteristics of adjacent catchments. Where topography allowed, two depths were surveyed at replicate sites at each reef giving a total of 63 locations.

Survey reports, methods and additional information are available at

Data Records

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Occurrence; Observation


Who created the resource:

Hugh Sweatman
Research Scientist
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Data Manager
AIMS Long-term Monitoring Program
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) Townsville Queensland AU

Who filled in the metadata:

Data Manager
AIMS Long-term Monitoring Program
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) Townsville Queensland AU

Who else was associated with the resource:

Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Node manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 (3) 6232 5062

Geographic Coverage

Great Barrier Reef

Bounding Coordinates South West [-23.4, 145.4], North East [-15.9, 150.9]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2004-03-23 / 2004-08-17

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Sweatman HPA, Thompson AA, Delean S, Davidson J and Neale SJ (2007) Status of near-shore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef 2004. MTSRF Report No. 2 ISBN 9781921359019. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre. 169 p.

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

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