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Carbon Dioxide Seeps: A Collaborative Field Study

Show simple item record Fabricius, Katharina (KE) Noonan, Sam (SHC) Uthicke, Sven (S) Strahl, Julia (J) Morrow, Kathleen (KM) Weynberg, Karen (K) Bourne, David (DG) Botte, Emmanuelle (E) Dove, Sophie (S) Bender, Dorothea (D) Collier, Catherine (CJ) Abdul Wahab, Muhammad (M) Plaisance, Laetitia (L) Feuerstein, Amanda (A) Ransome, Emma (E) Lamare, Miles (M) Liddy, Michelle (M) Abrego, David (D) Chennu, Arjun (A) Smith, Joy (JN) 2016-09-20T23:57:50Z 2017-03-21T01:07:30Z 2018-11-01T03:18:03Z 2016-09-20T23:57:50Z 2017-03-21T01:07:30Z 2018-11-01T03:18:03Z 2015-07
dc.identifier.citation Fabricius KE and 20 collaborators (2015) Carbon dioxide seeps: A collaborative field study. Annual Report. Great Barrier Reef Foundation, Brisbane (14 pp) en_US
dc.identifier.other ELO-TASK 2514
dc.description A total of 20 Co-Investigators from 8 organisations (5 countries) participated in the two GBRF-funded expeditions and the follow-up sample processing in its 2 years: en_US
dc.description.abstract This Project was truly collaborative: in Year 2, a team of 10 scientists from 5 organisations completed a 21-days expedition to the CO2 seeps in Milne Bay Province (4 - 25 November 2014). The eight sub-projects studied during the expedition were: 1) Coral recruitment (Katharina Fabricius, David Abrego, Sam Noonan) 2) Habitat structure (Laetitia Plaisance, E Ransome, Smithsonian Institution) 3) Echinoderm growth and reproduction (Sven Uthicke, M. Liddy, Univ Otago) 4) Reef metabolism (Sophie Dove and Dorothea Bender) 5) Coral health (Kathleen Morrow, David Bourne, Karen Weynberg) 6) Bioerosion (Katharina Fabricius, Sam Noonan, with NOAA) 7) Seagrass (Catherine Collier, Miwa Takahashi, K. Fabricius, Sam Noonan) 8) Zooplankton (Joy Smith, Katharina Fabricius, Sam Noonan, Julia Strahl) We documented and quantified the ocean acidification (OA) induced changes in coral health, including coral reproduction (we managed to do coral spawning at the seeps!), coral associated bacterial and virus communities, coral feeding on zooplankton, and coral reef metabolism. We conducted echinoderm reproduction and population studies, we continued to extract and quantify the diversity of benthic organisms living in artificial habitat structures, and we investigated changes in calcification, bioerosion and metabolic rates in previously deployed substrata (see details below). We have made substantial progress in processing the many new samples and data, and are working on several manuscripts. The data collected by the subprojects have started providing new insights into important aspects of the 'Attributes' coral health, habitat structure, calcification and seagrasses, and will contribute to determining OA thresholds and impacts on GBR resilience. The Project is proceeding within the Project Budget, and within the timeframes of its contract. Of note are the significant ongoing in¿kind contributions of the many participants, who all allocate their time and resources to process the large amount of samples and data that were gathered for the projects during the expedition. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship AIMS and GBRF en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher GBRF en_US
dc.title Carbon Dioxide Seeps: A Collaborative Field Study en_US
dc.type report en_US

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