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Central Great Barrier Reef shark nursery area survey (NERP TE 6.2, JCU), Australia (2011-2014)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Oct 9, 2018 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

This dataset contains the catch data from seasonal gillnet and longline surveys of shark nursery areas in the Central Section of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (2011-2014).

Sampling occurred seasonally in nine bays along ~ 400 km of the tropical north Queensland coastline: Rockingham, Halifax, Cleveland, Bowling Green, Upstart, Abbott, Edgecumbe, Woodwark/Double and Repulse Bays. Of these nine bays, five were sampled regularly, the others (in italics) were sampled only once as part of a broader survey. Sampling sites were dominated by silty substrates, and mudflat and/or mangrove-lined foreshores. Between October 2011 and November 2013 eight rounds of fisheries-independent surveys were undertaken to collect data on the shark community across the study region. Within each bay sampling occurred randomly within sixteen 0.9 km wide strips running perpendicular to the shore. Two groups of eight strips were placed within each bay to spread the sampling across different habitat types and management zones (i.e. gill-net fishing allowed and gill-net fishing prohibited) where possible. During each round, each bay was sampled over four days allowing for two days of sampling in each group of strips. The bays vary in size and so the relative proportion of area sampled varied between bays.

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 4,104 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

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 4,104 records in English (90 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Simpfendorfer S (2018): Central Great Barrier Reef shark nursery area survey (NERP TE 6.2, JCU), Australia (2011-2014). v1.0. CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=jcu_gbr_reef_shark_nursery&v=1.0

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: ac9ccbe6-263f-41a8-a865-7979712bb2b4.  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

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Simon Simpfendorfer
Principle Investigator
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University 4811 Townsville Queensland AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Simon Simpfendorfer
Principle Investigator
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University 4811 Townsville Queensland AU

Who filled in the metadata:

Simon Simpfendorfer
Principle Investigator
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University 4811 Townsville Queensland 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 +61 (3) 6232 5062
http://www.obis.org.au

Geographic Coverage

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Bounding Coordinates South West [-20.56, 146.007], North East [-18.133, 148.825]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2011-11-24 / 2014-03-18

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

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