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CSIRO, Cruise SS200510, Benthic Biodiversity, Western Australia, 2005

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Mar 13, 2018 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

These data were collected as part of a study on the benthic biodiversity of the deep continental shelf and slope in Australia's south west region. The scientific objectives for the survey were split across two voyages (SS07/2005 for leg 1 and SS10/2005 for leg 2). The first leg was to map and visually survey (video) the upper continental slope (and at selected sites transects from the outer shelf to the mid-slope) at regular intervals of 1deg latitude; the second leg was to targeted sample the surveyed locations to document the benthic biodiversity. Epibenthic megafauna was sampled in 123 stations using the epibenthic sled Sherman and a beamtrawl at roughly 1 degree intervals from Bald Island in southern WA to Barrow Island (northern WA), at 100 and 400m depth; additional depths (200m, 700m 1000m) were sampled at targeted 'transect sites'.

Data Records

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How to cite

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CSIRO - Southern Surveyor voyage SS 10/2005, benthic biodiversity of the deep continental shelf and slope in Australia's SW region

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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: 51c51934-43f1-467c-b1b5-2e1c48fdd51b.  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:

Alan Williams
Scientist
CSIRO CSIRO - Castray Esplanade 7000 Hobart TAS AU +61 3 6232 5449

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

Ocean and Sea Regions, [Australia], Great Australian Bight Ocean and Sea Regions, [Australia], Indian Ocean Ocean and Sea Regions, [Australia], NE Indian Ocean Ocean and Sea Regions, [Australia], Shark Bay Ocean and Sea Regions, [Australia], Southern Ocean Ocean and Sea Regions, [Australia], Western Australia - South Coast

Bounding Coordinates South West [-36, 112], North East [-20.5, 119]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2005-11-18 / 2005-12-14

Project Data

No Description available

Title WFO - Characterisation and inventory of benthic ecosystems of the South Western Region using optimised mapping techniques
Funding CSIRO Wealth from Oceans DEWHA
Study Area Description West coast of Australia
Design Description At depths of 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 700 m and 1000 m on transects in focus areas, and 100 m and 400 m at latitude sites,collect benthic invertebrate epifauna and infauna using benthic sleds, fill gaps in the sediment sampling program from SS0705, fill gaps in the swath mapping program from SS0705.

The personnel involved in the project:

Content Provider
Alan Williams

Collection Data

Collection Name CSIRO, Cruise SS200510, Benthic Biodiversity, Western Australia, 2005
Collection Identifier CSIRO_SS200510
Parent Collection Identifier N/A

Additional Metadata

SS200510 voyage report. Williams, A., Althaus, F., Dunstan, P.K., Poore, G.C.B., Bax, N.J., Kloser, R.J., McEnnulty, F.J., 2010. Scales of habitat heterogeneity and megabenthos biodiversity on an extensive Australian continental margin (100-1,100 m depths). Marine Ecology. McEnnulty, F.R. ed. 2011. Deepwater Megabenthos of south-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 80: 1-191.

Alternative Identifiers 51c51934-43f1-467c-b1b5-2e1c48fdd51b
http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=csiro_wa_2005