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WAMSI Node 3.4.2 - Characterisation of Geomorphology and Sedimentology of Ningaloo Reef

The overall aim of this project was to determine the geomorphological and sedimentary characteristics (biological and physical) of the Ningaloo Reef and shelf, and to identify evolutionary characteristics relevant to the maintenance of marine biodiversity. This included characterising reef growth history, coastal and seabed geomorphology, surficial sediment facies and their influence on the distribution of benthic habitats. This research presents an interdisciplinary study that provides an important baseline for future habitat mapping, biodiversity assessments, spatial planning, and fisheries management. The characterisation and mapping of benthic habitats based on physical parameters is central for the ongoing monitoring, management and conservation of the NMP’s inshore and offshore resources, particularly during a time of increasing anthropogenic and environmental pressures.

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Title WAMSI Node 3.4.2 - Characterisation of Geomorphology and Sedimentology of Ningaloo Reef
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Other
Data Status inactive
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/c8660b22-4059-4382-bc5b-8d7bc4c4db43
Date Published 2017-06-24
Date Updated 2017-06-24
Contact Point
Department of Applied Geology, Curtin University
emily.twiggs@postgrad.curtin.edu.au
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[113.0, -23.0], [114.0, -23.0], [114.0, -22.0], [113.0, -22.0], [113.0, -23.0]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Oceans Data Network CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency Department of Applied Geology, Curtin University
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