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Assessment of coral reef biodiversity in the Coral Sea

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Edgar, GJ and Ceccarelli, DM and Stuart-Smith, RD, Assessment of coral reef biodiversity in the Coral Sea, Report for the Department of Environment, The Reef Life Survey Foundation Inc. and Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Government or Industry Research]


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Abstract

Australia’s Coral Sea borders the Great Barrier Reef, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and the Tasman Front. Globally, the Coral Sea is considered to be among the last remaining ‘pristine’ seas with relatively low human impact. The remoteness of its coral reefs means that despite occasional ecological surveys, a comprehensive inventory of coral reef assemblages has been largely lacking. Much of the broader Coral Sea region lies within the Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve (CMR), which includes the former Coral Sea Conservation Zone, former Coringa-Herald National Nature Reserve, and former Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:Coral Sea, Reef Life Survey, citizen science
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Author:Edgar, GJ (Professor Graham Edgar)
Author:Stuart-Smith, RD (Dr Rick Stuart-Smith)
ID Code:109191
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2016-06-01
Last Modified:2016-06-01
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