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Assessment of coral reef biodiversity in the Coral Sea


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

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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:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Edgar, GJ (Professor Graham Edgar)
UTAS Author:Stuart-Smith, RD (Dr Rick Stuart-Smith)
ID Code:109191
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2016-06-01
Last Modified:2018-04-04

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