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Assessment of coral reefs in the central Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea using the line transect technique

Australian Institute of Marine Science
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
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Format for citation of metadata sourced from Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in a list of reference is as follows: "Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). (2007), Assessment of coral reefs in the central Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea using the line transect technique, https://apps.aims.gov.au/metadata/view/54e8ee80-601a-11dc-b5db-00008a07204e, accessed[date-of-access]".

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The benthic cover on reefs from the central Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea was surveyed between 1984 and 1985, using the line transect technique. The reefs surveyed were 2 inner-shelf reefs (Pandora and Phillips), 5 mid-shelf reefs (Davies, John Brewer, Lodestone, Rib and Wheeler), and 3 outer-shelf reefs (Bowl, Dip and Myrmidon) from the Great Barrier Reef and 2 Coral Sea reefs (Flinders Cay and South Flinders Reef). \n \nThe sites for location of transects were chosen as follows for each reef, where the reef structure allowed: \nFront reef slope: (5 sites) 0, 5, 10, 15, 20 m depth, using the reef crest as datum \nReef flat: (2 sites) front and back reef flat \nLagoon: (2 sites) usually 1 site on bommies and the other off bommies \nBack reef slope: (3 sites) 0, 5, 10 m depth on talus slope using the reef crest as datum. \n \nTransect lengths varied between 50m and 100m to accommodate available diving times and the beginning of each transect was marked with a starpicket and a buoy to facilitate location during future surveys. Data collected were benthic lifeform and substrate attributes (from a list of 32 biotic and abiotic attributes) and percentage cover.\n This study was designed to describe the patterns of major components of the Great Barrier Reef over ecologically significant spatial and temporal scales.\n

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Sweatman, Hugh PA, Dr (Custodian)

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Statement: A description of the standardization and application of the line transect technique is given in: \nDeVantier LM, Barnes GR, Daniel PA and Johnson DB (1985) Assessment protocol. Studies in the assessment of coral reef ecosystems. no. 1. Australian Institute of Marine Science. 23 p. \n \nCodes used to describe the benthic community: \nHard corals: \nACB - Acropora branching \nACT - Acropora tabulate \nACE - Acropora encrusting \nACS - Acropora submassive \nCB - non-Acropora branching \nCM - non-Acropora massive \nCS - non-Acropora submassive \nCE - non-Acropora encrusting \nCF - non-Acropora foliate \n \nSoft corals: \nSCL - large stalked soft corals diameter >= 20cm \nSCS - small stalked soft corals diameter <20cm \nSCE - encrusting soft corals \nGO - gorgonians \n \nOther fauna: \nOTZ - zooanthids \nOTA - Acanthaster planci \nOT - anemones, ascidians etc \n \nSponges: \nSPC - cup shaped sponges \nSPM - massive sponges \nSPE - encrusting sponges \nSPF - foliose sponges \n \nAlgae: \nTA - turf algae \nCA - coralline algae \nTA/CA - turf-coralline algal areas \nBFA - cyanophytic film algae \nMA - macro-algae except Halimeda \nHA - Halimeda \n \nAbiotic components: \nS - sand \nR - rubble \nS/R - sand-rubble mixture \nSI - silt \nDC - recently dead coral \nWA - water (cracks deeper than 50cm) \n

Modified: 20191204

Data time period: 1984-03-28 to 1985-02-07

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