Lucieer, V and Pender, A, An environmental assessment of a proposed amendment to the marine farming zone at Zuidpool Rock in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel (Assessment 1), Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS (2014) [Contract Report]
Environmental data on substrate type, habitat distribution, bathymetry, and benthic flora and fauna were assessed. Within the proposed zone the substrate was characterized by silt and silty sand. The bathymetry ranged from 23 m to 54 m and was characterized by a deep channel to 54 m in the south west of the site which was flanked by two shallower banks, indicative of a drowned river valley.
The silty sand substrate was brown to grey brown in colour with shell grit, evidence of active bioturbation; live and dead New Zealand screwshells (Maoriculpus roseus), brittle stars, squat lobsters (Munida haswelli) and polychaete worms were common across the whole site.
|Item Type:||Contract Report|
|Research Division:||Biological Sciences|
|Research Field:||Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)|
|Objective Group:||Ecosystem Assessment and Management|
|Objective Field:||Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments|
|UTAS Author:||Lucieer, V (Dr Vanessa Lucieer)|
|UTAS Author:||Pender, A (Mr Andrew Pender)|
|Deposited By:||IMAS Research and Education Centre|
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