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First broad-scale maps of life on the sea-shelf

CSIRO Media Release – 25 March 2011
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Video of an autonomous underwater vehicle and seabed habitat; and, an animation of the Carnarvon Shelf seabed. Lace bryozoans and seapens are found in the Bathurst Channel, Port Davey, south-west Tasmania, where tannin-stained waters restrict light penetration

Video credit – Geoscience Australia, IMOS, IMAS

Image credit – Neville Barrett, University of Tasmania
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A new species of shrimp discovered in deep water of Western Australia An area of high coral cover on the Far North Great Barrier Reef

Image credit – Museum Victoria

Image credit – Eric G Matson, Australian Institute of Marine Science
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Sponge-dominated seabed communities on a rocky reef at 93 metres depth off Jurien Bay, WA Seabed bathymetry at Carnarvon Shelf, an area of research focus for the CERF Marine Biodiversity Hub

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Image credit – Geoscience Australia
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