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Understanding oxygen dynamics and the importance for benthic recovery in Macquarie Harbour - Progress report


Ross, J and Wild-Allen, K and Andrewartha, J and Beard, J and Moreno, D and MacLeod, C, Understanding oxygen dynamics and the importance for benthic recovery in Macquarie Harbour - Progress report, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia, FRDC 2016/067, July (2019) [Government or Industry Research]

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This report provides an ongoing update on the status of dissolved oxygen (DO) and benthic conditions in Macquarie Harbour. It follows on from the results previously outlined in the IMAS reports released throughout 2017 and 2018. These reports first described the deterioration of benthic and water column conditions in spring 2016, early signs of faunal recovery in the following autumn, when oxygen levels had improved, and the subsequent decline in benthic conditions when oxygen concentrations in middle and bottom waters returned to very low levels in spring 2017. In the most recent report we described a continuation of this cycle; an increase in faunal numbers in mid-2018 following improved oxygen concentrations in the middle and bottom waters through the summer of 2017/18. This report presents the results and preliminary interpretation of a repeat survey of benthic communities in January 2019 and DO monitoring data up until late May 2019.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:dissolved oxygen, benthic conditions, Macquarie Harbour
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
UTAS Author:Ross, J (Associate Professor Jeff Ross)
UTAS Author:Beard, J (Mr Jason Beard)
UTAS Author:Moreno, D (Mr David Moreno)
UTAS Author:MacLeod, C (Professor Catriona MacLeod)
ID Code:138606
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2020-04-17
Last Modified:2020-04-20

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