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Title: Preliminary evaluation of an acoustic technique for mapping tropical seagrass habitats
Authors: Lee Long, W.J.
Roder, C.A.
McKenzie, L.J.
Hundley, A.J.
Year of publication: 1998
Year: 1998
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Place of publication: Townsville
Type of document: Report
Series/Report no.: Research publication series no. 52
Research publication
Abstract: Seagrass meadows in Queensland are important nursery habitat for commercial species of penaeid prawns and fish. Seagrasses are essential food for dugong, Dugong dugon, and green sea turtles, Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus) and act as nutrient and sediment sinks. Seagrasses in coastal regions play important roles in maintaining sediment stability and water clarity. Coastal seagrass meadows are therefore an important resource economically and ecologically. Information on the species composition, abundance and distribution of seagrasses is used by management to zone for protection of seagrass habitats.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11017/320
ISBN: 9780642230485
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA published this item
Subjects: Seagrasses
Seagrass
Nutrient cycles
Acoustic sensing
Ecology
Environmental management
Animals
Plants
Ecosystems
Geographic features
Reef Ecosystems and Species
Managing Multiple Use
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