Abstract

Geoscience Australia carried out a marine survey on Carnarvon shelf (WA) in 2008 (SOL4769) to map seabed bathymetry and characterise benthic environments through co-located sampling of surface sediments and infauna, observation of benthic habitats using underwater towed video and stills photography, and measurement of ocean tides and wave-generated currents. Data and samples were acquired using the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) Research Vessel Solander. Bathymetric mapping, sampling and video transects were completed in three survey areas that extended seaward from Ningaloo Reef to the shelf edge, including: Mandu Creek (80 sq km); Point Cloates (281 sq km), and; Gnaraloo (321 sq km). Additional bathymetric mapping (but no sampling or video) was completed between Mandu creek and Point Cloates, covering 277 sq km and north of Mandu Creek, covering 79 sq km. Two oceanographic moorings were deployed in the Point Cloates survey area. The survey also mapped and sampled an area to the northeast of the Muiron Islands covering 52 sq km. Seabed sediment samples were collected by a Smith McIntyre grab at a total of 275 locations, divided between Mandu Creek (n=81), Point Cloates (n=92), Gnaraloo (n=92) and Muiron Islands (n=10). The full sample set represents 102 sampling stations at which two sediment grabs were collected in close proximity. The exception to this was at Mandu Creek where three grabs were collected at 19 stations and at Gnaraloo where single grabs were taken at three stations. At Muiron Islands, single grabs were collected at five stations and two grabs at three stations (see Brooke et al. 2009).
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Date (publication)

2011-01-01T00:00:00

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dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

72039 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/72039/

Keywords

Marine Data
Bathymetry Grid
abiotic surrogates
sedimentology
marine
CERF
AU-WA
Marine Geoscience

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English

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utf8

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-21.56
East bound
114.37
West bound
113.21
South bound
-23.89

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
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2601
Country
Australia
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1.1

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
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Canberra
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ACT
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2601
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Australia
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