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NESP A9: Grey Nurse Shark tissue sample collection, Australia (2002-2017)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Mar 6, 2019 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

This record describes the sample collection location for grey nurse shark as part of NESP MB Project A9 - Grey Nurse Shark CK-MR Population Estimate – East Coast. The data attached to this record describes the locations and vB parameters of tissue samples collected between December 2002 and April 2017. Sequencing data will be added to ALA as it becomes available. See e418-4a38-ba45-63faae7ed8be for updates.

Data Records

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 84424664-1c22-48da-83ee-6ad3460229e0.  CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Atlas of Living Australia.


Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Russell Bradford
Principal Investigator
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere GPO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Russell Bradford
Principal Investigator
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere GPO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU

Who filled in the metadata:

Emma Flukes
NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub Data Manager
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania (UTAS) IMAS - Hobart, Private Bag 129 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU

Who else was associated with the resource:

Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Node Manager
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 3 6232 5062

Geographic Coverage

Australian Coastal waters

Bounding Coordinates South West [-35, 113], North East [-22, 154]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2002-12-10 / 2017-03-02

Project Data

Australia’s east coast Grey Nurse Shark (Carcharias taurus) population is listed as critically endangered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The population has undergone a severe reduction in size due to activities such as fishing and shark control programs. This project has estimated the eastern grey nurse shark adult population to be between approximately 960 and 3,100 animals (depending on the selected maturity schedule). Importantly, the model used to derive this population estimate supports a growing population of approximately 3.4 to 4.5% per annum.

Title Project A9 - Grey nurse shark CK-MR Population Estimate - East coast
Identifier A9
Funding Data was sourced from the NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub – the Marine Biodiversity Hub is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program (NESP), administered by the Department of the Environment and Energy (DOEE).

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Russ Bradford

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers