The Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute (TAFI) has been conducting a substantial benthic habitat mapping project called SEAMAP Tasmania that aims to improve the understanding of the marine environment and management of the marine resources throughout the State of Tasmania' s coastal waters. Completed seabed habitat maps are available by visiting the TAFI web site.
Deeper Water Fish and Benthic
Surveys in the Lord Howe Island Marine Park (Commonwealth Waters)
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February 2004 Peter Speare, Mike Cappo, Max Rees, Joel Brownlie and Will Oxley,
Australian Institute of Marine Science.
Hamilton L.J. A Bibliography of Acoustic Seabed Classification. April 2005. Technical Report 27.
McCauley R D et al. Coastal Zone CRC - Coastal water habitat mapping - Shallow water assessment technologies
(5.5 MB PDF).
Milestones CA: 5.02 By: Robert D. McCauley, Justy Paulus Siwabessey.
Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST), Curtin University, GPO Box U 1987. Perth 6845, WA. November 2005.
Bancroft, K.P. (2002). A standardised classification scheme for the mapping of shallow-water marine habitats in Western Australia. Report MCB-05/2003. June 2003. (Marine Conservation Branch, Department of Conservation and Land Management, 47 Henry St., Fremantle, Western Australia, 6160). Unpublished report.
This paper presents the nested scheme for shallow-water marine habitat classification, outlines the spatial scales used, describes the community level habitats and presents the functional group habitat classes that have been used by the MCB in developing broadscale maps of shallow-water marine habitats in existing and proposed marine conservation reserves in Western Australia.
Copies of this report may be obtained from:Marine Conservation Branch. Department of Conservation and Land Management. 47 Henry St., Fremantle, Western Australia, 6160.Ph: 61-8-9336 0100; Fax: 61-8-9430 5408.
Page et al. Surveys of benthic
reef communities using underwater video
(2 MB PDF).
C. Page, G. Coleman, R. Ninio, K. Osborne. Long-term Monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef.
Standard Operational Procedure Number 7. AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE. Townsville. 2001
Rees et al. Ningaloo marine park- initial survey of seabed biodiversity in intermediate and deeper waters (march 2004)
(3 MB PDF).
Max Rees, Andrew Heyward, Mike Cappo, Peter Speare and Luke Smith. PRODUCED FOR: Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage.
Acoustic Seafloor Mapping in the Great Barrier Reef.Thomas Stieglitz
(4.4 MB PDF)