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A visual survey of demersal biota in the Cairns section of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

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Title: A visual survey of demersal biota in the Cairns section of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Authors: Mapstone, B.D.
Ayling, A.M.
Choat, J.H.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Keywords: Marine biological diversity conservation;Marine parks and reserves;Environmentally sensitive areas;Sublittoral ecology;Coral reef ecology
ASFA Subjects: Demersal fish
Surveying underwater
Protected areas
APAIS Subject: Scientific research
Environmental management
Category: Ecosystems
Commercial fisheries
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Series/Report no.: Research publication series no. 60
Research publication
Abstract: We surveyed 50 reefs over the entire Cairns Section. including reefs with a history of closure to extractive uses such as fishing, reefs that had always been open to most uses, and reefs that were to have their zoning status changed under the as amended zoning plan. In so doing. we were also in a position to compare the status. in 1990-91, of reefs with different zoning histories. albeit in the absence of structured baseline data from before the then effective zoning period (1983-91). We surveyed six locations around the perimeter of each reef by well·established and tested underwater visual survey methods.
ISBN: 9780642230812
Type of document: Report
Appears in Collections:Ecosystems

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