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Southern Surveyor Voyage SS 05/2007 - Voyage of discovery - benthic biodiversity of the deep continental shelf and slope in Australia's "North West Region"

Australian Ocean Data Network
Williams, Alan (Point of Contact) CSIRO O&A, Information & Data Centre (Point of Contact) Data Officer (DW), Hobart (Processor)
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The overall aims were to provide data on the distribution of deep seabed habitats and fauna that are amenable to scientific hypothesis testing, can be immediately applied to marine resource management processes, and that enable strategic development of tools and techniques for understanding the processes that maintain deep sea biodiversity. This work was to support the process of NWR Estate inventory and management performance assessment by providing interpreted benthic habitat maps, faunal inventories, distribution maps and conservation values. Data will be collected at scientific reference sites from potential MPA areas that can be re-visited for monitoring purposes in the future. Sampling along environmental gradients (geographic range and depth) in this section of Australia's coast will also provide the opportunity to evaluate biogeographic hypotheses. Further refinement of predictive methods for identifying seabed habitat types, initially developed in temperate and cool-temperate environments, will be enabled by data collection from this tropical location in Australia. We intended to highlight the importance of this underlying science as a modern "Voyage of Discovery" given the likely significance of the findings in terms of Australia's biodiversity and its biogeography and evolution. (From Voyage Plan)
This record describes the biological samples taken during the survey. Fishes were lodges in the CSIRO Fish collection, invertebrate specimens were photographed and distributed to Australian museums for identification by taxonomists, focusing on sponges, corals, echinoderms, ascidians, molluscs and crustaceans. To date (as per Dec 2016) we are aware of 27 manuscripts of taxonomic revisions and/or descriptions that have used material collected from this survey.

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Data source: field surveys;
Identification updates received from expert taxonomists are integrated into the catch data.
The data including all upgrades entered until Dec 2016 have been transferred to the CSIRO Information and Data Centre, and loaded into the CSIRO Data Trawler.

Notes

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Collaboration with various museums
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Funding: CSIRO Wealth from Oceans and DEWHA
Credit
Felicity McEnnulty
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Karen Gowlett-Holmes
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Franzis Althaus
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Alan Williams

Data time period: 2007-06-07 to 2007-07-09

124,-15.5 124,-21 115,-21 115,-15.5 124,-15.5

119.5,-18.25

text: northlimit=-15.5; southlimit=-21; westlimit=115; eastLimit=124

Other Information
RV Southern Surveyor Survey Information including voyage plans and summaries (Data Link)

uri : https://www.marine.csiro.au/data/trawler/survey_list.cfm

URI : https://www.marine.csiro.au/data/trawler/survey_list.cfm?source_id=8

(Ship-based operations database (csv extracts))

uri : https://www.marine.csiro.au/data/trawler/download.cfm

URI : https://www.marine.csiro.au/data/trawler/download.cfm?file_id=5151

Marine National Facility (Documentation Link)

uri : https://mnf.csiro.au/

Voyage Plan SS05/2007 (Documentation Link)

uri : https://www.marine.csiro.au/data/reporting/get_file.cfm

URI : https://www.marine.csiro.au/data/reporting/get_file.cfm?eov_pub_id=787

Identifiers
  • global : bc1b3741-e2be-5039-e044-00144f7bc0f4
  • Local : Marlin Record Number: 6938
  • Local : Anzlic Identifier: ANZCW0306006938