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Reef Life Survey (RLS): Habitat Quadrats

Australian Ocean Data Network
Edgar, Graham ; Stuart-Smith, Rick
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Edgar, GJ and Stuart-Smith, RD [year-of-data-downloaded], Reef Life Survey (RLS): Habitat Quadrats. Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). Data accessed at https://catalogue-rls.imas.utas.edu.au/geonetwork/srv/en/metadata.show?uuid=6e9c4980-1005-11dd-b28e-00188b4c0af8 on [date-of-access].

Please also cite the associated data paper when using this data: Edgar, GJ and Stuart-Smith, RD, “Systematic global assessment of reef fish communities by the Reef Life Survey program”, Scientific Data, 1 Article 140007. doi:10.1038/sdata.2014.7 ISSN 2052-4463 (2014)

The data described in this record are the intellectual property of the Reef Life Survey Foundation Inc. and is managed by the University of Tasmania through the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania.

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Brief description

Reef Life Survey is designed to develop and resource a network of skilled recreational divers for rapid and cost-effective assessment of the state of the inshore marine environment at the global scale. The project uses standardised underwater visual census methods employed by trained SCUBA divers to survey fish and invertebrate species and to record habitat type using photo quadrats - this particular dataset refers to the photo quadrats only.

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Maintenance and Update Frequency: irregular
Statement: Line transects 50 m in length are laid along a depth contour.

Information on the percentage cover of sessile animals and seaweeds along the transect lines are monitored using photo-quadrats taken sequentially each 2.5 m along the 50 m transect. Digital photo-quadrats are taken vertically-downward from a height sufficient to encompass an area of at least 0.3 m x 0.3 m.

GPS location, date, time, depth and visibility will also be recorded.

A Standardized Survey Procedures for Monitoring Reef Ecosystems is under revision, please contact the project for access (reeflife.survey@utas.edu.au).

Notes

Credit
Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities (CERF) Program, an Australian Government initiative supporting world class, public good research - Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
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Marine Biodiversity Hub, a collaborative partnership supported through the Australian Government’s National Environmental Research Program (NERP)
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Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute, University of Tasmania
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Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania
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People and Parks Foundation
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Caring for our Country, Community CoastCare Grant
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NRM and local management boards around Australia
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State Marine Biodiversity Management Agencies around Australia
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Canon Environmental Grants program
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Trained volunteer diver network
Purpose
The dataset generated by recreational divers provides a national framework for monitoring the state of the inshore environment and the identification of those threats and locations of greatest conservation concern. The project also increases awareness and interest by the recreational diving community in marine issues, and enhanced scientific capacity of personnel in regional areas.

Created: 22 04 2008

Data time period: 2006

This dataset is part of a larger collection

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Other Information
(IMAGES - API for RLS Photo Quadrats (jpg))

uri : http://rls.tpac.org.au/

(SUPPLEMENTARY INFO - Reef Life Survey Methods Manual [direct download])

uri : https://reeflifesurvey.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/NEW-Methods-Manual_150815.pdf

(Reef Life Survey website)

uri : https://www.reeflifesurvey.com/

Identifiers
  • global : 6e9c4980-1005-11dd-b28e-00188b4c0af8