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The Little Swanport estuary


Crawford, C and Gibson, J and Gallagher, J, The Little Swanport estuary, The Value of Water in a Drying Climate, CSIRO Publishing, T Hundloe and C Crawford (ed), Collingwood, pp. 89-97. ISBN 9780643101609 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2012 Tor John Hundloe and Christine Crawford

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A photograph from the mouth looking towards the river entrance provides an overview of the topography of the Little Swanport estuary (Figure 10.1). A lack of urban development but intensive clearing to the water's edge is obvious, as is the oyster racking between the entrance bar and Ram Island. The river entrance, north of the Duck Islands, is very small compared with the broad intertidal shallows of the estuary. The area shown in Figure 10.1 is commonly referred to as the Little Swanport estuary, although saline waters regularly penetrate several km up Little Swanport River. Because of the lack of development, other than agriculture and aquaculture, this estuary is considered by many to be picturesque and serene.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Little Swanport, estuary, aquaculture, development
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
UTAS Author:Crawford, C (Dr Christine Crawford)
UTAS Author:Gibson, J (Dr John Gibson)
UTAS Author:Gallagher, J (Dr John Barry Gallagher)
ID Code:80497
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2012-11-01
Last Modified:2018-07-10
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