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Historical datasets of dugong observations in the Kimberley region of Western australia

The knowledge of dugong (Dugong dugon) distribution as well as basic abundance estimates throughout the Kimberley are currently limited. This dataset brings together information collected through a series of aerial strip transects surveys during 1985, as well as anecdotal observations of dugong distribution collected from regular patrols conducted by Australian Customs. Data collection techniques were not rigorous enough to calculate abundance estimates, however the strip transect surveys do provide the first snapshot of dugong distribution through the West Kimberley. This dataset also forms a useful template for the conduct of more rigorous surveys.

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Title Historical datasets of dugong observations in the Kimberley region of Western australia
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Other
Data Status inactive
Update Frequency unknown
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/d17286e6-2a49-4ce3-8697-1044b0ad3e5b
Date Published 2017-06-24
Date Updated 2017-06-24
Contact Point
Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research (CMER), School of Natural Sciences, Edith Cowan University (EDU)
d.holley@ecu.edu.au
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[118.0, -20.0], [129.0, -20.0], [129.0, -11.0], [118.0, -11.0], [118.0, -20.0]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research (CMER), School of Natural Sciences, Edith Cowan University (EDU)
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