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Title: The effect of sediment run-off on the coral populations of fringing reefs at Cape Tribulation
Authors: Ayling, A.M.
Ayling, A.L.
Year of publication: 1991
Year: 1991
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Place of publication: Townsville
Type of document: Report
Series/Report no.: Research publication series no. 26
Research publication
Abstract: The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of sediment run-off caused by the construction in late 1984 of a coastal road through rainforest catchments on the coral communities of the Cape Tribulation fringing reefs. In the absence of any pre-construction baseline we relied on surveys of two similar control locations north and south of the potential impact location adjacent to the new road catchment to determine the significance of any changes that occurred. The southern control was adjacent to the long-established portion of the road south of Cape Tribulation and the northern control adjacent to a small undisturbed catchment.
ISBN: 9780642174024
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA published this item
Subjects: Coral reef and islands
Effect of sediments on
Cape Tribulation
Sedimentation and deposition
Coral reefs
Sediment deposition
Environmental impact
Environmental management
Coastal development
Water quality
Effects on the Reef
Managing Multiple Use
Cairns/Cooktown Management Area
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