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Mapping and Characterisation of Key Biotic and Physical Attributes of the Torres Strait Ecosystem (Prawn Trawl)

Australian Ocean Data Network
CSIRO O&A, Information & Data Centre (Point of Contact) Pitcher, Roland (Point of Contact)
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The mobile invertebrate and fish biodiversity of the 50,000 km² area of the Torres Strait Protected Zone and adjacent shelf seabed was sampled by a 1 km tow of a 8 fthm otter trawl (single high-flying Florida Flyer) at 148 sites, representing a wide range of known physical environments, during one 1-month-long voyage on the QDPIF vessel Gwendoline May. About 1,550 species/species-equivalent OTUs (operational taxonomic units) were identified. The dataset comprises 11,325 site-by-species records.

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Site data were specified during the sampling design phase, date/time/position/depth of sampling were recorded from GPS and echo-sounder on vessel in the field. All samples were sorted to reptiles, elasmobranchs, fish, marine plants, prawns, and other invertebrates on vessel and recorded in a vessel database. Samples were sorted, counted, weighed and identified to species (or OTU equivalent) in laboratories located at Queensland Museum (Brisbane) and CSIRO (Brisbane & Hobart) and data were entered into laboratory databases. All databases were collated and reconciled into a single database.

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This dataset is an output of the Torres Strait Seabed Mapping & Characterisation Project, a collaboration between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Queensland Museum (QM) and the Queensland Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries (QDPI&F)
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funded by the CRC Torres Strait Program of the Reef Research Centre and the National Oceans Office (NOO). We gratefully acknowledge the support of end-user agencies: Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), QDPI&F, Queensland Seafood Industry Association (QSIA) and the NOO. We also wish to thank the multi-agency teams and Barry Ehrke, Captain, and crew of the FRV Gwendoline May (QDPI&F) that contributed to the success of the fieldwork
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the research agencies CSIRO, QM, QDPIF for providing support to the project
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and all the project's team members without whose valuable efforts this project would not have been possible. We thank the Traditional Inhabitants of the Torres Strait Islands, and Papua New Guinea for access to their sea territory's for this research and cooperation in developing an understanding of the marine resources of the Torres Strait Protected Zone and adjacent waters.
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Roland Pitcher & Michael Haywood (CSIRO)
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John Hooper (QM)
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Rob Coles (QDPIF) plus 30 other contributors (see references)

Data time period: 2004-01-08 to 2004-02-01

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Other Information
TS Seabed Mapping Project webpage at CRC Torres Strait (Documentation Link)

uri : https://www.crctorres.com/research/T2-1.html

Identifiers
  • global : 5e27fa2b-9ebe-450d-81dc-d1f16ecf275e
  • Local : Marlin Record Number: 7045
  • Local : Anzlic Identifier: ANZCW0306007045