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Biophysical Processes in the Torres Strait Marine Ecosystem - Post Cruise Report

This report contains the preliminary results of Geoscience Australia survey 266 to central Torres Strait. The survey was undertaken to investigate the seabed geomorphology and sedimentary processes in the vicinity of Turnagain Island and to infer the possible effects (if any) on the distribution, abundance and survival of seagrasses. The Turnagain Island region was chosen because it is a known site of recent widespread seagrass dieback. The present survey is the first of two by Geoscience Australia to be carried out in 2004 and is part of a larger field-based program managed by the Reef CRC aimed at identifying and quantifying the principal physical and biological processes operating in Torres Strait. The impetus for the program is the threat of widespread seagrass dieback and its effects on local dugong and turtle populations and the implications for indigenous islander communities.

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Title Biophysical Processes in the Torres Strait Marine Ecosystem - Post Cruise Report
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Data Status inactive
Update Frequency asNeeded
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/4051cec9-70c9-4aa5-b1e5-857ae97e4f65
Date Published 2017-06-24
Date Updated 2017-06-24
Contact Point
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Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[142.0, -10.0], [142.5, -10.0], [142.5, -9.5], [142.0, -9.5], [142.0, -10.0]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Oceans Data Network CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency Geoscience Australia
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