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Jervis Bay Infauna Data from Seagrass Beds 1988-1991

Australian Ocean Data Network
CSIRO O&A, Information & Data Centre (Point of contact) Data Officer (AR), Hobart (Processor of)
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Brief description

This dataset contains species distribution, abundance and identity data of benthic invertebrates from Jervis Bay, NSW. Infauna samples from Posidonia australis seagrass beds were sampled at 4 sites and unvegetated subtidal sediments were obtained from 6 sites between October 1988 and July 1991. Taxa identified consisted of 248 species of arthropods, 197 species of molluscs, 171 species of polychaetes, 15 species of echinoderms and a few other animals. Results of the study has shown that the infauna of both the seagrass beds and unvegetated sediments in Jervis Bay is rich and diverse. The data are part of the Jervis Bay Marine Ecological Study. NB - As the database has been lost, the only data still available are those published in the JERVIS BAY BASELINE STUDIES Final Report.

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Source: original field samples collected in bags made of 1.00 mm mesh, stained with Biebrich Scarlet, and fixed in 7% formalin, then sorted in the laboratory under a dissecting microscope. Processing: statistical comparisons use ANOVA's, GRABNOVA's and POSANOVA's Taxonomic ID's: species ID numbers have been assigned to all species

Notes

Credit
Department of Defence (funding)
Credit
P. Hutchings (Australian Museum)

Data time period: 1988-10 to 1991-07

This dataset is part of a larger collection

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150.8,-35 150.8,-35.15 150.65,-35.15 150.65,-35 150.8,-35

150.725,-35.075

Identifiers
  • global : 4a3dac7d-08eb-49b3-b0b5-e654d1b4a635
  • Local : Marlin Record Number: 1461
  • Local : Anzlic Identifier: ANZCW0306001461