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Dugong Aerial Survey Database

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Title
Dugong Aerial Survey Database
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2015-06-11
Date Record Modified
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Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
1984 to 2013
Time Period
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Geospatial Location
  • 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
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: brief

    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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Related Websites
  1. Dugong Aerial Survey Database
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People
Creators
  1. Managed by: Prof Helene Marsh , helene.marsh@jcu.edu.au , Discipline of Environmental Sciences & Geography, Research & Innovation, Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research
  2. Aggregated by: Dr Susan Sobtzick , susan.sobtzick@jcu.edu.au , Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research
Primary Contact
Dr Susan Sobtzick, susan.sobtzick@jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
  1. Prof Helene Marsh , helene.marsh@jcu.edu.au
Collaborators
  1. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority: Dr Mark Read
  2. Torres Strait Regional Authority: Mr Damian Miley
  3. Department of Environment: Ms Fiona Bartlett
  4. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities: Dr Ivan Lawler
  5. Murdoch University: Dr Amanda Hodgson
  6. Macquarie University: Dr Alana Grech
Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 050202 - Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 960808 - Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
Keywords
  1. dugong
  2. abundance
  3. distribution
  4. aerial survey
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
Rights
License
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License - Other
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Access Rights/Conditions
Please contact the data manager or nominated primary contact to negotiate access to this data. If you have difficulty, please contact researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
Type
conditional
Rights
see terms and conditions as stated on webpage
Data
Data Location
Online Locations
  1. https://dugongs.tropicaldatahub.org/
Stored At
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Citation
Cite:
Marsh, H.; Sobtzick, S. (2015). Dugong Aerial Survey Database. James Cook University. [Database] http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/28/557F7B61ED8E1
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.4225/28/557F7B61ED8E1