Abstract

The benthic (sea floor) component of the National Marine Bioregionalisation covers the 80% of Australia's Exclusive Economic Zone that lies beyond the continental shelf break. It provides a description of patterns of biological distributions and physical habitats on the seafloor. The Benthic Bioregionalisation Report is a technical document describing how the benthic bioregions were created. It includes descriptions of all the datasets used, details of each bioregion, and examples of how the physical data may be used to sub-divide the marine bioregions for management. An evaluation of the benthic bioregionalisation including strengths, weaknesses and future work is also contained in the report.
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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2005

Product Type

dataset

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External Publication
Report
marine
marine survey
Earth Sciences

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English

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utf8

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East bound
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pdf

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ACT
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Australia
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1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2010-03-18

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City
Canberra
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ACT
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Australia
Email Address
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