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CSIRO, North West Shelf Demersal Marine Resources Study (1982-1992)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Aug 3, 2016 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

The North West Shelf study was set up to examine the population dynamics and biology of demersal marine resources of the North West Shelf of Australia, in relation to their physical, chemical and biological environment. The first phase of the study comprised 10 cruises by the vessel Soela between 1982 and 1984 to investigate aspects of the ecosystem, followed by an experimental management phase from 1985 to 1992 during which parts of the fishery were closed and the resulting changes monitored. Data gathered during the study included the distribution, reproduction, diet, growth and mortality of the shelf ecosystem biota as well as information about the water column, sediments, and bottom environment. Over 1000 different fish species were recorded during the course of the study. Return cruises to the North West Shelf were made annually from 1986 to 1991 and also in 1995 and 1997.

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 73,729 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

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Data as a DwC-A file download 73,729 records in English (4 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)

Versions

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

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Further introductory information available in CSIRO Marine Labs Research Report 1981-1984, p. 69-74, and Division of Fisheries Report 1991-92, p. 39-40.

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 (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 14a9a51d-a69d-49a8-b4ec-8f8455acc34b.  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:

Keith Sainsbury
Project Leader
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere GPO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 3 9545 2176
http://www.cmar.csiro.au/datacentre/

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 Tasmania 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 Tasmania AU +61 3 9545 2176
http://www.cmar.csiro.au/datacentre/

Who else was associated with the resource:

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

Geographic Coverage

North West shelf, Gulf of Carpentaria, Arafura Sea

Bounding Coordinates South West [-20.927, 114.808], North East [-8.833, 141]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1980-05-25 / 1997-08-30

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS