School or Research Centre
School of Science / Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research
Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions
This is the summary dataset of the dugong seagrass associations data containing dugong counts, benthic habitat cover, seagrass nutrient content, water temperature, water current speed, water depth and water transparency from three locations in the Pilbara over 3 time periods in 2018-2019.
Collected in the field using drones, drop-down cameras, loggers, collected samples and measurements.
Research Activity Title
Conserving critical seagrass habitat for dugong: an integrated assessment across the Pilbara
Research Activity Description
This project had three components establishment of a seagrass monitoring network in the Pilbara, assessment of dugong density at these sites and identification of the key habitat features that dugongs are associated with. This data set is linked to the dugong seagrass associations.
Start of data collection time period
End of data collection time period
This dataset is under embargo pending the publication of the related report
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Mcmahon, K. M., Lavery, P., Said, N., Cleguer, C., & Hodgson, A. (2020). Conserving critical seagrass habitat for dugong. Dugong seagrass associations SUMMARY data.. Edith Cowan University. http://dx.doi.org/10.25958/42sw-xp64