CSIRO, North West Shelf Demersal Marine Resources Study (1982-1992)

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Information and Data Centre

Dataset credit

OBIS and OBIS Australia

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Information and Data Centre
Secondary contact Keith Sainsbury CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

Citation

Further introductory information available in CSIRO Marine Labs Research Report 1981-1984, p. 69-74, and Division of Fisheries Report 1991-92, p. 39-40.
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Information and Data Centre. 2020. CSIRO, North West Shelf Demersal Marine Resources Study (1982-1992). Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152437) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/553e6cd6-89a8-4482-b767-fb79a8d9c6ee)

Abstract

The North West Shelf study was set up to examine the population dynamics and biology of demersal marine resources of the North West Shelf of Australia, in relation to their physical, chemical and biological environment. The first phase of the study comprised 10 cruises by the vessel Soela between 1982 and 1984 to investigate aspects of the ecosystem, followed by an experimental management phase from 1985 to 1992 during which parts of the fishery were closed and the resulting changes monitored. Data gathered during the study included the distribution, reproduction, diet, growth and mortality of the shelf ecosystem biota as well as information about the water column, sediments, and bottom environment. Over 1000 different fish species were recorded during the course of the study. Return cruises to the North West Shelf were made annually from 1986 to 1991 and also in 1995 and 1997.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

This dataset was downloaded from OBIS (https://obis.org/). The records for only marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles and rays and sharks were extracted. Records with no longitude/latitude or no date (eventDate) were excluded.
OBIS dataset page:
https://obis.org/dataset/553e6cd6-89a8-4482-b767-fb79a8d9c6ee
Data Provider's dataset page:
http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=csiro_nw_shelf_demersal

References

Further introductory information available in CSIRO Marine Labs Research Report 1981-1984, p. 69-74, and Division of Fisheries Report 1991-92, p. 39-40.

Attributes

Overview

This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
All attributes are included in the downloadable file (CSV or ESRI File Geodatabase) for "Complete Set of Dataset".

Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidInternal ID
idRecord ID
dataset_idDataset ID
scientificnameScientific name
vernacularnameVernacular name
aphiaidAphia ID
taxonranktaxononic rank
individualcountGroup size / individual count
eventdateEvent date (precision varies)
eventtimeEvent time
decimallatitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
decimallongitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
coordinateprecisionCoordinate precision
catalognumberCatalog number
collectioncodeCollection code
occurrencestatusOccurrence status
basisofrecordBasis of record (HumanObservation / MachineObservation)
modifiedDate/time the record was modified
node_idNode ID
occurrenceidOccurrence ID
occurrenceremarksOccurrence remarks
eventidEvent ID
institutioncodeInstitution code
lifestageLife stage
sexGender of the animal if known
speciesSpecies by provider
datasetidDataset ID by provider
countryCountry
localityLocation of ocean
waterbodyDetails of ocean
droppedFlag indicating the record was dropped (always false)
absenceFlag indicating the record represents the absence of the species (always false)
marineFlag indicating the record is for marine life (always true)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID103152437
Seabirds0
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks65
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total65
Date, Begin1980-06-24
Date, End1997-08-23
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude-20.37 - -9.36
Longitude115.87 - 141.00
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2020-06-29
Updated2021-02-05
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also available in None
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