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The effect of the Daintree River flood plume on Snapper Island coral reefs

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Title: The effect of the Daintree River flood plume on Snapper Island coral reefs
Authors: Ayling, A.M.
Ayling, A.L.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Keywords: Sediment transport;Reef ecology
ASFA Subjects: River plumes
coral reefs
Ecosystem disturbance
APAIS Subject: Floods
Environmental impact studies
Location: Cairns/Cooktown Management Area
Category: Research
Extreme events
Water quality
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Series/Report no.: Research publication series no. 53
Research publication
Abstract: Surveys of fringing reefs were conducted in the Cairns region in early 1995. The reef slope of these reefs supported rich coral communities with mean coral cover of around 80%. The reefs around Snapper Island were particularly rich at this time with 88% cover recorded on the north face of the Island and 88.3% on the south. This small, narrow island is only about two kilometres long from west tip to east lip and lies about 75 kilometres north of Cairns and only five kilometres east of the Daintree River mouth.
ISBN: 9780642230492
Type of document: Report
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