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Seamount benthic macrofauna off southern tasmania: community structure and impacts of trawling
The benthic macrofauna of a group of small seamounts south of Tasmania was surveyed with a dredge and camera to assess the impact of trawling for orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanti- cus;Expand
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A Standardised Vocabulary for Identifying Benthic Biota and Substrata from Underwater Imagery: The CATAMI Classification Scheme
Imagery collected by still and video cameras is an increasingly important tool for minimal impact, repeatable observations in the marine environment. Data generated from imagery includesExpand
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Living on the edge: the sponge fauna of Australia’s southwestern and northwestern deep continental margin
This first assessment of sponges on Australia’s deep western continental margin (100–1,100 m) found that highly species-rich sponge assemblages dominate the megabenthic invertebrate biomass in bothExpand
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Extraordinarily high biomass benthic community on Southern Ocean seamounts
We describe a previously unknown assemblage of seamount-associated megabenthos that has by far the highest peak biomass reported in the deep-sea outside of vent communities. The assemblage was foundExpand
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Strong Depth-Related Zonation of Megabenthos on a Rocky Continental Margin (∼700–4000 m) off Southern Tasmania, Australia
Assemblages of megabenthos are structured in seven depth-related zones between ∼700 and 4000 m on the rocky and topographically complex continental margin south of Tasmania, southeastern Australia.Expand
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Composition and distribution of deep-sea benthic invertebrate megafauna on the Lord Howe Rise and Norfolk Ridge, southwest Pacific Ocean
Abstract The deep-sea biodiversity of the Lord Howe Rise and Norfolk Ridge – two complex submarine features that extend in a north-south direction either side of a deep basin within the northernExpand
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The deepwater megabenthic invertebrates on the western continental margin of Australia (100–1100 m depths): composition, distribution and novelty
ABSTRACT – Taxonomic study of the fi rst regional scale collection of deepwater invertebrate megabenthos from Australia’s western continental margin reveals a previously undiscovered high speciesExpand
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Marine and estuarine ecosystems in the Port Davey Bathurst Harbour region: biodiversity, threats and management options: a report
Physical characteristics of the region The most prominent geomorphological feature along the South West Tasmanian coast is the Port Davey – Bathurst Harbour estuarine system, which includesExpand
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Australia's deep-water octocoral fauna: historical account and checklist, distributions and regional affinities of recent collections.
The number of deep-water (>80 m) octocoral species recorded from Australian waters has more than tripled from 135 to 457 following six surveys undertaken between 1997 and 2008 on the deep continentalExpand
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Invertebrate diversity in the deep Great Australian Bight (200–5000 m)
BackgroundThe Great Australian Bight (GAB) comprises the majority of Australia’s southern coastline, but to date its deep water fauna has remained almost unknown. Recent issuing of oil and gas leasesExpand
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