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Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) - Surveys of Octocorals in the Rowley Shoals Marine Park and the Mermaid Reef National Marine Nature Reserve, Western Australia (2007)

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

Octocoral biodiversity was surveyed at eighteen sites across all three Rowley Shoals (Mermaid, Clerke and Imperieuse Reefs). At each site, transects commenced at ~20m depth and ascended gradually, finishing at ~5m depth over a horizontal distance of ~300m. All octocorals encountered were identified (so far as possible in the field), most were photographed and selected samples were taken of new observations for later taxonomic analysis.

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 379 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.

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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). 2009, Surveys of octocorals in the Rowley Shoals Marine Park and the Mermaid Reef National Marine Nature Reserve, Western Australia, https://apps.aims.gov.au/metadata/view/0f32ffe0-3dad-11dd-ad1b-00008a07204e, accessed dd-mmm-yyyy

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: 617b1622-e700-49f7-8747-482231d23d38.  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; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Katharina Fabricius
Principle Investigator
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) PMB No. 3 4810 Townsville Queensland AU
http://www.aims.gov.au

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Katharina Fabricius
Principle Investigator
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) PMB No. 3 4810 Townsville Queensland AU
http://www.aims.gov.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

Rowly Shoals

Bounding Coordinates South West [-17.6, 118.93], North East [-17.02, 119.65]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2007-12-02 / 2007-12-13

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

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