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Dugong movements Kimberley, WAMSI Project 1.2.5, Australia (2016-2017)

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

Study of movements and diving behaviour using satellite tracking technology (ARGOS Telonics GPS), and is a component of the WAMSI dugong project (2014-2017). CSIRO Marine (Coastal Program) is a partner organisation in WAMSI. This is a collaborative research project with the Bardi Jawi and Dambimangari ranger groups.

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Occurrence; Observation


Who created the resource:

Peter Bayliss
Pricincipal Investigator

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Peter Bayliss
Pricincipal Investigator

Who filled in the metadata:

Peter Bayliss
Pricincipal Investigator

Who else was associated with the resource:

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

Geographic Coverage

Kimberley coast, Western Australia

Bounding Coordinates South West [-17.203, 122.115], North East [-15.948, 124.561]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Species  Dugong dugon (Dugong)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2016-08-10 / 2017-02-21

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