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Dugongs (Dugong dugon) are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened species and as other specially protected fauna in WA under Schedule 7 of the Wildlife Conservation (Specially Protect... moreed Fauna) Notice 2015). Gaps in our knowledge in Western Australia include having a good understanding of the species’ distribution, abundance and high use areas across the northwest.
This 3-year project (2014-2017) integrated Indigenous knowledge and scientific observations from field surveys to better understand the distribution, abundance and movements of dugong in the Kimberley region. The data collected also provides a baseline for future monitoring and management.
This medata record relates to raw and processed aerial survey data of marine fauna collected between 21st September 2015 and 8th October 2015 in Kimberley coastal waters to the 20m bathymetry line, comprising dugongs (Dugong dugon), Australian snubfin dolphins (Orcaella heinsohni), other dolphins (bottlenose, spinners, false killer whales), humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and large, mostly green turtles (Chelonia mydas).
The WA Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA, ex-DPaW) and CSIRO provided additional resources to extend the North Kimberley dugong aerial survey boundary westwards (Broome to just past Port Hedland) to cover the South Kimberley-Pilbara coastal regions, to close the last remaining knowledge gap of the dugong distribution and abundance in Australia. This additional survey was completed in May 2017.
Data from a trial movement study undertaken between 1-18th August 2016 also forms part of this metadata record. Five dugongs were tagged with Telonics manatee/dugong tags. GPS and ARGOS satellite detection locations and dive data were downloaded weekly from the ARGOS web site.less
WAMSI-Kim 1.2.5 Dugong Management - Dugong distribution and movement - Published 22 Nov 2019
This collection provides additional analyses, figures and tables for an integrated risk assessment of natural, cultural and economic assets in the Kakadu Region of northern Australia, from the combine... mored threats of invasive species (feral animals & aquatic weeds) and climate change induced sea level rise saltwater inundation. It addresses cumulative multiple risks to multiple values over different time frames (Present-day, 2070 & 2100).less
Legacy data - Modelling - Published 25 Sep 2017
Summarises all available aerial survey data and metadata used to characterise the long-term distribution and abundance of magpie geese in the Northern Territory undertaken by different institutions an... mored publically available in several journals (Appendix A). Summarised also are results from a PhD study (E. Ligtermoet) documenting the cultural harvesting values of magpie geese ascertained by interviews with Kakadu Traditional Owners (2011-2015). less
Legacy data - Biological Survey - Published 15 Dec 2016
The low-lying coastal floodplains of the Kakadu Region in tropical Northern Australia encompasses World Heritage Kakadu National Park and are highly vulnerable to future sea level rise (SLR) and extre... moreme weather events, yet there are no modelling tools to assess potential impacts of saltwater inundation (SWI) on freshwater ecosystems and to evaluate future management options.
This collection contains the stage 1 and stage 2 model outputs from this project.
1177.2 Northern NERP Flood Plains - Environmental Modelling - Published 20 Jun 2016