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CSIRO, Benthic Plant Invertebrate and Fish Biodiversity, Great Barrier Reef, Northeast Australia, 2003-2006

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The benthic invertebrate, plant, mobile invertebrate and fish biodiversity of the 200,000 km2 area of the Great Barrier Reef shelf seabed was sampled by a 200 m tow of a 1.5 m epibenthic sled at 1191 sites, and a 1 km tow of a 8 fthm otter trawl (single high-flying Florida Flyer) at 458 sites, representing a full range of known physical environments, during six 1-month-long voyages on the AIMS vessel Lady Basten and four 1-month-long voyages on the QDPIF vessel Gwendoline May, over the period September 2003-March 2006. More than 7,000 species/species-equivalent OTUs (operational taxonomic units) were identified. The dataset comprises 121,986 site-by-species records, of which approximately 38,000 are identified at least to species level and this subset is supplied to OBIS, the Ocean Biogeographic Information System. The full dataset is maintained at CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere in Australia; for additional information refer to CSIRO MarLIN metadata records "Seabed Biodiversity on the Continental Shelf of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (Epibenthic Sled)" and "Seabed Biodiversity on the Continental Shelf of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (Prawn Trawl)".

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 38,282 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:

CSIRO - Great Barrier Reef seabed biodiversity study 2003-2006

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

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 3b7f6307-2f03-4f25-9f64-6aa4c3a3aea1.  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:

Roland Pitcher
Scientist
CSIRO Ecosciences Precinct, GPO Box 2583 4001 Brisbane QLD AU +61 7 3826 7250

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

Northeast of Queensland, Australia.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-24.48, 142.7], North East [-10.7, 153.1]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2003-09-17 / 2006-03-04

Project Data

No Description available

Title CSIRO - Great Barrier Reef seabed biodiversity study 2003-2006
Funding CSIRO
Study Area Description Great Barrier Reef waters off the coast of northeast Queensland, Australia.
Design Description The benthic invertebrate, plant, mobile invertebrate and fish biodiversity of the 200,000 km?? area of the GBR shelf seabed was sampled by a 200 m tow of a 1.5 m epibenthic sled at 1191 sites, and a 1 km tow of a 8 fthm otter trawl (single high-flying Florida Flyer) at 458 sites, representing a full range of known physical environments, during six 1-month-long voyages on the AIMS vessel Lady Basten and four 1-month-long voyages on the QDPIF vessel Gwendoline May, over the period September 2003-March 2006. More than 7,000 species/species-equivalent OTUs (operational taxonomic units) were identified. The dataset comprises 121,986 site-by-species records, of which approximately 99,000 are identified at least to genus level.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Roland Pitcher

Collection Data

Collection Name CSIRO, Benthic Plant Invertebrate and Fish Biodiversity, Great Barrier Reef, Northeast Australia, 2003-2006
Collection Identifier CSIRO_GBR_SBD_2003_2006
Parent Collection Identifier N/A

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers 3b7f6307-2f03-4f25-9f64-6aa4c3a3aea1
http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=csiro_gbr_sbd