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Dugong aerial survey (dugongs) Hervey Bay, between October and December 1999

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Title
Dugong aerial survey (dugongs) Hervey Bay, between October and December 1999
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2012-01-24
Date Record Modified
2018-01-03
Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
1999-10-01 to 1999-12-31
Time Period
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Geospatial Location
  • Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia.
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: brief

    Sightings for dugongs in Hervey Bay area during the dugong aerials surveys between October and December 1999.

  2. Type: full

    The survey period was characterised by unseasonally poor weather, and opportunities to survey under suitable conditions were limited. For this reason, the survey coverage was incomplete, with the focus directed towards high quality habitats at the expense of regions where few or no dugongs have been recorded in previous surveys. This resulted in the omission of the region between Cape Bedford and Innisfail, part of the coastline south of Mackay, including Broad Sound, the coast between Hervey Bay and Moreton Bay, and three of six blocks in Moreton Bay. The results of the 1999 survey indicate that dugong numbers in both the southern GBR and Hervey Bay regions in October–December 1999 were significantly higher than thecorresponding estimate in 1994, but not significantly different from that obtained in 1986–1987. Most of the increase was in the northern part of the survey region (the Central Section of the GBR).

  3. Type: note

    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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People
Creators
  1. Managed by: Dr Alana Grech , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (7351)
  2. Aggregated by: Prof Helene Marsh , School of Earth & Environmental Sciences (6630)
  3. Enriched by: Dr Ivan Lawler , School of Earth & Environmental Sciences (6630)
Primary Contact
Dr Alana Grech, alana.grech@jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
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Collaborators
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Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 050206 - Environmental Monitoring (050206) (050206)
  2. 050202 - Conservation and Biodiversity (050202) (050202)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 960902 - Coastal and Estuarine Land Management (960902) (960902)
Keywords
  1. dugong dugon
  2. dugong
  3. abundance
  4. Great Barrier Reef
  5. marine biology
  6. aeiral survey
  7. Hervey Bay
  8. marine mammal
  9. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
Rights
License
CC BY: Attribution 3.0 AU
License - Other
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Access Rights/Conditions
Open Access . If the data is not available via the provided link, please contact an associated party (preferrably the Manager as specified) for access.
Type
open
Rights
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Data
Data Location
Online Locations
Attachments
  1. Dugong_aerial_survey_(dugongs)_Hervey_Bay_between_October_and_December_1999_maps_and_report.zip (Data File, Public)
Stored At
Dr Alana Grech, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville QLD 4811, Australia, Tel: +61 7 47815222
Citation
Cite:
Grech, Alana.; Marsh, Helene.; Lawler, Ivan. (2012). Dugong aerial survey (dugongs) Hervey Bay, between October and December 1999. James Cook University. (dataset). jcu.edu.au/tdh/collection/463ab9b1-353b-4214-9c38-9c1c4920e79f