Abstract

Geoscience Australia carried out a marine survey on Lord Howe Island shelf (NSW) in 2008 (SS06-2008) to map seabed bathymetry and characterise benthic environments through co-located sampling of surface sediments and infauna, rock coring, observation of benthic habitats using underwater towed video, and measurement of ocean tides and wave-generated currents. Sub-bottom profile data was also collected to map sediment thickness and shelf stratigraphy. Data and samples were acquired using the National Facility Research Vessel Southern Surveyor. Bathymetric data from this survey was merged with other pre-existing bathymetric data (including LADS) to generate a grid covering 1034 sq km. As part of a separate Geoscience Australia survey in 2007 (TAN0713), an oceanographic mooring was deployed on the northern edge of Lord Howe Island shelf. The mooring was recovered during the 2008 survey following a 6 month deployment. This folder contains the images derived from benthic samples taken on cruise SS06_2008 aboard Southern Surveyor. The main folder houses all images taken while processing samples at the microscope. These images formed the first point of reference in identifying subsequent specimens to save wear and tear on the specimens put aside as reference material. Three additonal folders exist within the main folder. Amphipoda contains repeats of the amphipod taxa, SS062008Biota contains images of live organisms taken as soon as the sample was recovered to the ship and Tanaidacea contains repeats of the tanaid taxa.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -31.3 East bound 159.4 West bound 158.94 South bound -31.9

Product Type/Sub Type

dataset

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2011-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

72007 Resource http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/72007/

Keywords

Marine Data
Bathymetry Grid
marine biodiversity
marine
CERF
AU-NSW
Marine Geoscience

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-31.3
East bound
159.4
West bound
158.94
South bound
-31.9

Lineage

Unknown

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Source Description

CERF Marine Biodiversity Hub

Metadata File Identifier

a529430e-2163-0f20-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address