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Recovery of an isolated coral reef system following severe disturbance, Scott Reef and Seringapatam, Timor Sea

Benthic Cover Percentage cover of hard corals, soft corals and other benthic groups on the reef slope at Scott Reef and Seringapatam. During most years from 1994 to 2010, percentage cover was quantified along permanent transects (250 m) at each of 21 sites across seven regions of Scott Reef and Seringapatam.

Size-structure and fecundity Size structure and reproductive output of Acropora assemblages on the reef slope at Scott Reef and Seringapatam. The longest linear dimension of Acropora colonies was measured along permanent transects of 200 m² for colonies >10 cm, and 50 m² for colonies <10 cm, during 1996, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2010. Five of the six sites were surveyed in 1996 and three in 1998. Size class fecundity was calculated by multiplying the colony frequency by the fecundity of Acropora spicifera colonies of median size.

Coral recruitment Recruitment of Acropora corals on the reef slope at Scott Reef and Seringapatam. During most years from 1996 to 2010, terracotta settlement plates (n = 108) were deployed and collected across 18 permanent sites and six regions of Scott Reef and Seringapatam, one month either side of the mass coral spawning in Autumn each year.

Coral survival Post-bleaching survival of corals at Scott Reef and Seringapatam. Colonies (n = 5333) of branching (Acropora spicifera) and massive (Goniastrea retiformis/edwardsi) corals of all sizes were tagged and resurveyed in May each year, at eight sites across four regions of Scott Reef and Seringapatam.

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Title Recovery of an isolated coral reef system following severe disturbance, Scott Reef and Seringapatam, Timor Sea
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Other
Data Status inactive
Update Frequency asNeeded
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/7a51b922-0871-4c27-a07d-e1235c1c8e33
Date Published 2017-06-24
Date Updated 2017-10-09
Contact Point
Australian Institute of Marine Science
adc@aims.gov.au
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[121.6, -14.3], [122.2, -14.3], [122.2, -13.5], [121.6, -13.5], [121.6, -14.3]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Institute of Marine Science CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency Australian Institute of Marine Science
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