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Dugong (Dugong dugon) in the Kimberley - Aerial surveys, WAMSI Project 1.2.5, Australia (2009-2017)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Jun 30, 2020 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

Dugongs (Dugong dugon) are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened species and as other specially protected fauna in WA under Schedule 7 of the Wildlife Conservation (Specially Protected Fauna) Notice 2015). Gaps in our knowledge in Western Australia include having a good understanding of the species’ distribution, abundance and high use areas across the northwest. This 3-year project (2014-2017) integrated Indigenous knowledge and scientific observations from field surveys to better understand the distribution, abundance and movements of dugong in the Kimberley region. The data collected also provides a baseline for future monitoring and management. This medata record relates to raw and processed aerial survey data of marine fauna collected between 21st September 2015 and 8th October 2015 in Kimberley coastal waters to the 20m bathymetry line, comprising dugongs (Dugong dugon), Australian snubfin dolphins (Orcaella heinsohni), other dolphins (bottlenose, spinners, false killer whales), humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and large, mostly green turtles (Chelonia mydas). The WA Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA, ex-DPaW) and CSIRO provided additional resources to extend the North Kimberley dugong aerial survey boundary westwards (Broome to just past Port Hedland) to cover the South Kimberley-Pilbara coastal regions, to close the last remaining knowledge gap of the dugong distribution and abundance in Australia. This additional survey was completed in May 2017. Data from a trial movement study undertaken between 1-18th August 2016 also forms part of this metadata record. Five dugongs were tagged with Telonics manatee/dugong tags. GPS and ARGOS satellite detection locations and dive data were downloaded weekly from the ARGOS web site.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Bayliss, Peter; Hutton, Marlee; Anstee, Janet (2017): WAMSI 2 Kimberley Node: Project 1.2.5 Integrating Indigenous knowledge and survey techniques to develop a baseline for dugong (Dugong dugon) management in the Kimberely. v2. CSIRO. Data Collection. https://doi.org/10.4225/08/5a17c7eedffaa

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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.

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Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Peter Bayliss
Senior Research Scientist
CSIRO AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Peter Bayliss
Senior Research Scientist

Who filled in the metadata:

Peter Bayliss
Senior Research Scientist
CSIRO AU

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Data Manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Castray Esplanade 7000 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 3 6232 5062
http://www.obis.org.au

Geographic Coverage

Kimberleys, Australia

Bounding Coordinates South West [-20.4, 118.09], North East [-13.6, 128.65]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Species  Dugong dugon (Dugong)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2009-07-01 / 2017-05-15

Project Data

This 3-year project (2014-2017) integrated Indigenous knowledge and scientific observations from field surveys to better understand the distribution, abundance and movements of dugong in the Kimberley region. The data collected also provides a baseline for future monitoring and management.

Title WAMSI-Kim 1.2.5 Dugong Management

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Peter Bayliss

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by OBIS

Alternative Identifiers http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=wamsi_project_125