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Benthic survey of Dugong and Turtle seagrass habitats in the North-West Torres Strait for November 2015 and January 2016 (NESP TWQ 3.5, TropWATER, JCU)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Jul 24, 2020 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

This dataset summarises benthic surveys of seagrass for Dugong and Turtle habitats in the North-West Torres Strait for November 2015 and January 2016. The Site data describes seagrass at 853 sites; while the Meadow data describes seagrass at 34 individual meadows. The data includes information on seagrass species, biomass, diversity, and BMI and algae percent cover. The dataset is available as shapefiles, GIS layer packages, and/or a CSV file.

The sampling methods used to study, describe and monitor seagrass meadows were developed by the TropWATER Seagrass Group and tailored to the location and habitat surveyed; these are described in detail in the relevant publications (https://research.jcu.edu.au/tropwater).

Data downloaded on 2020-07-23 from https://eatlas.org.au/data/uuid/034ce816-0777-4bbd-aefc-8b73bd540245

Data Records

The data in this sampling event 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 853 records. 2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    853
  • Occurrence 
    10236
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 
    1706

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 853 records in English (164 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 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:

Carter, A. B. and Rasheed, M. A. (2016) Assessment of Key Dugong and Turtle Seagrass Resources in Northwest Torres Strait. Report to the National Environmental Science Programme and Torres Strait Regional Authority. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (41pp.).

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 Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Keywords

Samplingevent

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Alex Carter
Pricincipal Investigator
Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research, James Cook University Townsville Queensland AU
Michael Rasheed
Pricincipal Investigator
Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research, James Cook University

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Alex Carter
Pricincipal Investigator
Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research, James Cook University Townsville Queensland AU

Who filled in the metadata:

Alex Carter
Pricincipal Investigator
Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research, James Cook University Townsville Queensland AU

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Data Manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Castray Esplanade 7000 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 3 6232 5062

Geographic Coverage

Torres Strait

Bounding Coordinates South West [-10.09, 141.33], North East [-9.14, 142.35]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2015-11-04 / 2016-01-18

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by OBIS

Alternative Identifiers http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=nesp_twq_35_torres