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Survey of the Marine Fauna of the Montebello Islands, Western Australia

Australian Ocean Data Network
Berry, Paddy, Dr ; Wells, Fred, Dr ; Marsh, Loisette ; Slack-Smith, Shirley ; Bryce, Clay ; Allen, Gerald, Dr ; Jones, Diana
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The Montebello Islands were surveyed by the Western Australian Museum (WAM) from 9th-27th August 1993 on behalf of CALM (now Department of Environment and Conservation). All major habitats were sampled by 45 stations for the following fauna: scleractinian coral, echinoderms, molluscs, fishes and crustaceans.

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Initial characterisation of habitat types and selection of sampling stations was conducted using aerial photography and SPOT/Landsat imagery. Ground-truthing of habitats was undertaken by spot dives from the vessel "Nor Don" and inflatable dinghy and manta tows. From this 45 stations were selected to provide coverage of all major habitat types. For each species of target groups scleractinian coral, echinoderms, molluscs, fishes and crustacea were recorded diving (SCUBA and snorkelling) dredging or intertidal walking.

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

Created: 12 02 2008

Data time period: 1993-08-09 to 1993-08-27

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115.7,-20.2 115.7,-20.7 115.3,-20.7 115.3,-20.2 115.7,-20.2

115.5,-20.45

text: northlimit=-20.2; southlimit=-20.7; westlimit=115.3; eastLimit=115.7

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