Dugong aerial survey (dugongs, turtles, cetaceans) Moreton Bay, December 2000

Sightings for dugongs, cetaceans and turtles in Moreton Bay area during the dugong aerials surveys in December 2000.

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    Sightings for dugongs, cetaceans and turtles in Moreton Bay area during the dugong aerials surveys in December 2000.

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      In response to an outbreak of the potentially toxic algae Lyngbya over the eastern banks of Moreton Bay in March 2000, a series of aerial surveys was planned to asses the effects of future outbreaks on the distribution and abundance of dugongs and other megafauna in Moreton Bay.

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      Please contact Helene Marsh Helene.Marsh@jcu.edu.au for GIS data. Funding for these surveys was obtained from the following government agencies: - Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), - Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM), - Australian Marine Mammal Centre (AMMC), - Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA), - Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), - Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility (MTSRF), - National Environmental Research Program (NERP).

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  • Keywords
    • marine biology
    • marine mammals
    • dugong dugon
    • dugong
    • cetacean
    • marine turtle
    • abundance
    • distribution
    • aerial survey
    • Moreton Bay
    • Great Barrier Reef
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
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    Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
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    • 050206 - Environmental Monitoring (050206)
    • 050202 - Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
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    • 960902 - Coastal and Estuarine Land Management (960902)
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  • Start Date 2000/01/01
  • End Date 2003/01/01
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    Citation Grech, Alana; Marsh, Helene; Lawler, Ivan (2012): Dugong aerial survey (dugongs, turtles, cetaceans) Moreton Bay, December 2000. James Cook University.