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Whiteway, T.G., Smithers, S., Potter, A. & Brooke, B., 2013. Geological and Geomorphological Features of Outstanding Universal Value in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Record  2014/002. Geoscience Australia, Canberra. http://dx.doi.org/10.11636/Record.2014.002

Abstract

This report provides the first comprehensive assessment of geomorphological and geological features of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) whose intrinsic characteristics represent elements of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA). Specific examples of these features are described and an initial assessment made of the environmental pressures that they currently or in the future may experience. Importantly, the information compiled in this report improves our knowledge of an important set of physical and biophysical features in the GBRWHA with key natural heritage values and thereby has the potential to better inform the conservation and management of this unique region.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -10.0 East bound 154.0 West bound 142.0 South bound -24.5
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2013

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environment

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Great Barrier Reef
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Marine Geoscience

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142.0
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The report was created for the Department od Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC) in 2013 as part of their reporting on the condition of Outstanding Universal Values of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

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