Dugong Aerial Survey Database

This dugong aerial survey database has been compiled as part of a project funded by the Australian Marine Mammal Centre (AMMC). It is MySQL based and currently contains data from 54 aerial surveys for dugongs in nine regions along the Australian coast since 1984 including: Shark Bay (WA), Exmouth (WA), Pilbara (WA), Gulf of Carpentaria (NT/QLD), Torres Strait, Northern Great Barrier Reef (QLD), Southern Great Barrier Reef (QLD), Hervey Bay (QLD), and Moreton Bay (QLD). The database has been made accessible to the general community via an open access online data hub based at James Cook University via https://dugongs.tropicaldatahub.org/. The database facilitates future collaborations and accommodates efficient incorporation of new research findings. Information on dugong distribution, habitat use and relative abundance are easily accessible to managers and other stakeholders for their long-term use.

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    This dugong aerial survey database has been compiled as part of a project funded by the Australian Marine Mammal Centre (AMMC). It is MySQL based and currently contains data from 54 aerial surveys for dugongs in nine regions along the Australian coast since 1984 including: Shark Bay (WA), Exmouth (WA), Pilbara (WA), Gulf of Carpentaria (NT/QLD), Torres Strait, Northern Great Barrier Reef (QLD), Southern Great Barrier Reef (QLD), Hervey Bay (QLD), and Moreton Bay (QLD). The database has been made accessible to the general community via an open access online data hub based at James Cook University via https://dugongs.tropicaldatahub.org/. The database facilitates future collaborations and accommodates efficient incorporation of new research findings. Information on dugong distribution, habitat use and relative abundance are easily accessible to managers and other stakeholders for their long-term use.

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  • Data type dataset
  • Keywords
    • dugong
    • abundance
    • distribution
    • aerial survey
  • Funding source
  • Research grant(s)/Scheme name(s)
    • - Australian Marine Mammal Centre Grants Program, Project 13/26
  • Research themes
    Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
    FoR Codes (*)
    • 050202 - Conservation and Biodiversity
    SEO Codes
    • 960808 - Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
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  • Locations
    • Shark Bay, Western Australia
    • Exmouth Gulf and Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
    • Pilbara, Western Australia.
    • Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia
    • Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
    • northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
    • southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
    • Hervey Bay, Queensland
    • Moreton Bay, Queensland
    Data Locations

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    URL https://dugongs.tropicaldatahub.org/
    The Data Manager is: Helene Marsh
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    Access conditions Conditional
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  • Data owners
      James Cook University
    Citation Marsh, Helene; Sobtzick, Susan (2015): Dugong Aerial Survey Database. James Cook University. https://doi.org/10.4225/28/557F7B61ED8E1