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Three dimensional marine seismic survey has no measurable effect on species richness or abundance of a coral reef associated fish community

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor University Of Western Australia
dc.contributor Univ Western Australia
dc.contributor Sch Math & Stat
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor.author CRIPPS, EDWARD
dc.contributor.author MILLER, IAN
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-12T02:46:49Z
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-12T02:46:49Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T01:30:30Z
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-02T04:17:16Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T01:30:30Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-12T02:46:49Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-12T02:46:49Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-02T04:17:16Z
dc.date.issued 2013-12-15
dc.identifier.citation Miller I, Cripps E (2013) Three dimensional marine seismic survey has no measurable effect on species richness or abundance of a coral reef associated fish community. Marine Pollution Bulletin 77(1-2): 63-70 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0025-326X
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/5603
dc.description.abstract Underwater visual census was used to determine the effect of a three dimensional seismic survey on the shallow water coral reef slope associated fish community at Scott Reef. A census of the fish community was conducted on six locations at Scott Reef both before and after the survey. The census included small site attached demersal species belonging to the family Pomacentridae and larger roving demersal species belonging to the non-Pomacentridae families. These data were combined with a decade of historical data to assess the impact of the seismic survey. Taking into account spatial, temporal, spatio-temporal and observer variability, modelling showed no significant effect of the seismic survey on the overall abundance or species richness of Pomacentridae or non-Pomacentridae. The six most abundant species were also analysed individually. In all cases no detectable effect of the seismic survey was found on the abundance of these fish species at Scott Reef. Crown Copyright (C) 2013 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.description.sponsorship Woodside Energy Ltd en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The authors acknowledge the financial support of Woodside Energy Ltd. as operator of the Browse LNG Development in the conduct of this research. We would also like to thank the skipper(s) and crew(s) of the M.V. Kimberley Quest, M.V. Mary V and M.V. Titan Explorer for logistical support in the field. We would particularly like to thank Bill Venables for statistical advice and would also like to thank Alistair Cheal, Mike Ems lie, Angus Thompson, Andrew Halford, Chris Robertson, Tim Hyndes, Irena Zagorskis and Johnston Davidson from the Australian Institute of Marine Science for helping to collect the data.
dc.description.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X13006528 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_AU en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Null
dc.subject Visual Census
dc.subject Sound Production
dc.subject Larvae
dc.subject Hearing Sensitivity
dc.subject Coral Reef
dc.subject Richness
dc.subject Seismic Survey
dc.subject Abundance
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Fish
dc.subject Environmental Sciences
dc.subject Marine & Freshwater Biology
dc.subject Catch Rates
dc.subject Exposure
dc.subject Air-guns
dc.subject Damselfish
dc.subject Environment
dc.subject Signal
dc.subject Seismic Survey, Coral Reef, Fish, Abundance, Diversity en_US
dc.title Three dimensional marine seismic survey has no measurable effect on species richness or abundance of a coral reef associated fish community
dc.type journal article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.10.031
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000329888600022


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