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Assessment of key dugong and turtle seagrass resources in the northern Torres Strait [ 2015-07-01 - 2016-03-31 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nesp/twq/3.5]

Researchers: nla.party-1599860

Researchers Michael Rasheed

Brief description

This project fills a critical information gap for dugong and turtle habitat management in the Torres Strait. It describes seagrasses in a recently identified data deficient region in northern Torres Strait that contains large dugong and turtle populations and is the subject of a proposed extension of the existing Dugong Sanctuary. The baseline assessments will form the foundation for ongoing monitoring, and provide essential information to the TSRA, Australian and Queensland governments for dugong and turtle management plans, complimenting dugong and turtle research studies in the region and building skills and capacity of Traditional Owners and Rangers.

Notes In addition to the NESP funding, this project is matched by an equivalent amount of in-kind support and co-investment from project partners and collaborators.

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