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Survey of the Marine Fauna of Christmas Island, Indian Ocean

Australian Ocean Data Network
Berry, Paddy, Dr ; Wells, Fred, Dr ; Done, Terence, Dr ; Marsh, Loisette ; Allen, Gerald, Dr ; Slack-Smith, Shirley ; Morgan, Gary, Dr ; Fromont, Jane, Dr
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Christmas Island intertidal habitat and all subtidal habitats to 20m were surveyed by the Western Australian Museum from 10-24 February 1987. Fauna surveyed included hermatypic corals, molluscs, decapod crustaceans, echinoderms and fishes.

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Sampling stations were selected by exploratory snorkelling to ensure that they covered the range of underwater topography present and a representative range of habitats. Of the stations, 15 were intensively sampled to 20m, 14 using SCUBA. Rough transect profiles were made at each station and notes made from visual observations on bottom type, dominant fauna and estimates of live coral coverage. Voucher specimens were collected and lodged with the WA Museum.

Specific methodology for individual taxa groupings are given in journal articles outlined in supplemental information.

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Environment Australia
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Department of Territories
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Christmas Island Administration
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Christmas Island Service Corporation
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Christmas Island Diver Association
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Christmas Island Natural History Association
Purpose
To improve the scientific knowledge of the marine fauna of Christmas Island.

Created: 12 02 2008

Data time period: 1987-02-10 to 1987-02-24

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text: northlimit=-10; southlimit=-11; westlimit=105.1; eastLimit=106.1

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