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NERP TE Project 1.2 Marine wildlife management in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (JCU)

This project will monitor and study dugongs, dolphins and turtles along the coast of the GBRWHA with the following key tasks:

  1. Determine the distribution and status of inshore dolphins in the northern Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA) by identifying likely important habitats based on collaboration with Tradition Owners and published information, then conduct line transect surveys (along with biopsy samples) in the Cardwell area (Girringun) and Bathurst Bay (far northern GBR).

  2. Perform aerial surveys of Dugongs from the region from the southern boundary of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA) to Cooktown (2011/2012) and from Cooktown north in late 2013.

  3. Perform at least two field trips per year between 2011 and 2014 to collect samples of skin (turtle and dugong), feces (dugong) and marine flora (seagrass, algae and mangrove species) to examine foraging dynamics and ecosystem role of green turtles and dugongs in algal and seagrass based ecosystems of the GBRWHA (coastal zone from Bowen to Cardwell).

  4. The project will also work with Traditional Owners to improve conservation of these species of conservation concern and high cultural value.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title NERP TE Project 1.2 Marine wildlife management in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (JCU)
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence None
Data Status inactive
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/dataset/475b2a0e-64b4-4340-a2b7-c2f5a4235bc6
Date Published 2016-04-04
Date Updated 2016-04-04
Contact Point
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University (JCU)
helene.marsh@jcu.edu.au
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[150.409, -22.495], [143.702, -22.495], [143.702, -14.188], [150.409, -14.188], [150.409, -22.495]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University (JCU)
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