Cape Byron Marine Park

Report and technical paper

December 2004: Cape Byron Marine Park. Habitat Mapping.
(11 MB PDF)
Cooperative Research Centre for Coastal Zone Estuary and Waterway Management
The side scan survey was carried out in November 2003 using the NSW fisheries vessel Ngaarru. Over 90% cover of the area within the CBMP boundaries was achieved using the side scan sonar system. The side scan sonar survey was extended to cover areas of interest to the north and south of the marine park boundaries. In early 2004, the side scan imagery was validated using an underwater video system which was towed close to the sea floor from the charter vessel Cavanbah. A total of twelve hours of video data was obtained.

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Map presentation


Marine Parks Authority, NSW Map Server-Maps were produced from Side Scan Sonar and towed underwater video showing the extents of habitats in the surveyed areas of CBMP and its surrounds.

 

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