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marine flora and fauna of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia

International Marine Biological Workshop (7th 1994 Beacon Island, W.A.)

marine flora and fauna of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia

proceedings of the Seventh International Marine Biological Workshop : held at Beacon Island, Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia, in May 1994

by International Marine Biological Workshop (7th 1994 Beacon Island, W.A.)

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Published by Western Australian Museum in Perth .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Marine organisms -- Australia -- Houtman Abrolhos (W.A.) -- Congresses.,
  • Marine biology -- Australia -- Houtman Abrolhos (W.A.) -- Congresses.,
  • Houtman Abrolhos (W.A.) -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementorganised by the Western Australian Branch, Australian Marine Sciences Association ; edited by Fred E. Wells.
    GenreCongresses.
    ContributionsWells, Fred E., Australian Marine Sciences Association. Western Australian Branch.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH197 .I58 1994
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. (xi, 566 p.) :
    Number of Pages566
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18141162M
    ISBN 100730985539

      Abstract. In the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia, the direct-developing littorine snail Bembicium vittatum occupies a wide range of habitats, which are replicated across the three major groups of islands. Earlier studies showed that allozyme similarities followed patterns related to gene flow, independent of habitat, providing an excellent opportunity to test for associations with Cited by: In February the WA Museum Terrestrial Zoology department conducted fieldwork on the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, off the coast of Geraldton, WA. This was the last in a series of surveys beginning in to catalogue and study the biodiversity of vertebrate fauna on the islands.

    The marine flora and fauna of Esperance, Western Australia: proceedings of the Twelfth International Marine Biological Workshop: organised by Western Australian Museum, University of Western Australia, Western Australian Branch, Australian Marine Sciences Association / edited by Fred E. Wells, Diana I. Walker and Gary A. Kendrick Western. on the marine flora and fauna of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, off Geraldton, Western Aus­ tralia, 17 May to 1 June Living specimens were collected by SCUBA from off Beacon.

    Marine Benthic Algae of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. In Wells, F.E. (Ed.) The Marine Flora and Fauna of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia, pp. – The marine waters of the Houtman Abrolhos, an island chain off the coast of Western Australia, are unusual in containing a mix of tropical, subtropical and warm-temperate fish species. This mix is largely due to the Leeuwin Current, which brings warm tropical water to the Houtman Abrolhos, especially in winter. Tropical species are the most abundant, eleven of the sixteen most abundant species being tropical fishes.


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Marine flora and fauna of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia by International Marine Biological Workshop (7th 1994 Beacon Island, W.A.) Download PDF EPUB FB2

The marine flora and fauna of Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia: proceedings of the seventh International Marine Biological Workshop held at Beacon Island, Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia, in May organized by the Western Australian Branch, Australian Marine Sciences Association.

Perth, W.A: Western Australian Museum. This booklet is designed to assist you in exploring and appreciating the Houtman Abrolhos Islands. It provides a general overview on the attributes of the Abrolhos that make it so unique.

A place rich in ecological, historical, economic and cultural significance for Western Australia. Apart from being an introduction to the Abrolhos, the booklet also provides background and context for the. The marine flora and fauna of Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia: proceedings of the seventh International Marine Biological Workshop held at Beacon Island, Houtman Abrolhos Islands in May Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia, pp.

Cited by: flora and fauna. Abrolhos waters contain important historical shipwrecks, with the remnants of survivors’ camps on the islands themselves. The Abrolhos is a complex of islands and reefs at the edge of the continental shelf in Western Australia between latitudes 28°15’S and 29°00’S – over km from north to south.

The Abrolhos Islands are home to an array of protected flora and fauna that Western Australia book adapted uniquely to the diverse range of island ecosystems and are among Australia’s most important sites for breeding Size: 2MB.

The Australian sea lion is one of the rarest species of pinnipeds in the world, occurring only in Western Australia and southern Australia. The Abrolhos Islands mark the northernmost limit of their range. The islands are also home to important mammal fauna including the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) and southern bush rat (Rattus fuscipes).

The Houtman Abrolhos Islands support a diverse and unique range of marine and terrestrial flora and fauna. Abrolhos waters also harbour some of the most important historical shipwrecks Situated approximately 60km offshore from the mid-west coast of Western Australia, the Abrolhos comprises three major island groups: The Houtman Abrolhos.

During the crayfish season (March 15 to August 31), 22 of the islands are occupied by fishermen. Divided into three groups – the Wallabi islands, the Pelsaert islands and the Easter group of islands – the Abrolhos are in an A-Class Reserve managed by the Western Australian Department of Fisheries for the conservation of flora and fauna and also for the purposes of commercial fishing.

The Abrolhos is an archipelago of islands off Western Australia's midwest coast, about 60km west of Geraldton. The national park includes of those islands.

The islands are clustered into three main groups – Wallabi, Easter and Pelsaert. The marine worms identified at the Houtman Abrolhos comprise 22 species of the polychaete family Terebellidae, and 16 species of the family oligochaete family Tubificidae.

[2] Terebellidae. Houtman Abrolhos Islands. The Houtman Abrolhos Islands (the Abrolhos) is an amazing archipelago consisting of islands which network over an expansive kms of ocean. The Abrolhos is the most southern true coral reef in the Indian Ocean and boasts an extensive range of both of tropical and temperature marine species.

IiL_ (cd.) The Marine Flora and Fauna Of the Abrolhos Islands. Western Australia 2. (Western Australian Museum: Penh). HRONI)STED, H.V. Dr lensen's Pacific Expedilin Sponges. The Houtman Abrolhos Islands (the Islands) are located between sixty to eighty kilometres west of Geraldton, Western Australia in the Indian Ocean.

Over islands and associated coral reefs are located on three shallow platforms -the Southern Group. Get this from a library. The marine flora and fauna of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia: proceedings of the Seventh International Marine Biological Workshop: held at Beacon Island, Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia, in May [Fred E Wells; Australian Marine Sciences Association.

Western Australian Branch.;]. The Vertebrate Fauna of Houtman's Abrolhos (Abrolhos Islands), Western Australia. Article in Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 34() - June with 40 Reads. temperate) of the Houtman Abrolhos marine flora, and: 2. Compare the flora with that of Jurien Bay region, the nearest onshore locality that we have comparable data for.

The Environment of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands The Houtman Abrolhos archipelago sits some distance offshore on the edge of the continental shelf and is.

The Houtman Abrolhos Islands are a complex of islands and reefs located at the edge of the continental shelf between 28°15’ S to 29° S, approximately 60 km offshore from the mid-west coast of Western Australia. The Houtman Abrolhos waters and reefs have been relatively well studied and are noted for their high biodiversity and mix of.

The Abrolhos extend more than km from north to south. The Geelvink Channel, which separates the Abrolhos from the mainland, is between 60 and 80 km wide. In accordance with a State Government initiative, the Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park was created in July Checklist of fishes of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia.

in Wells, F. (ed.) The Marine Fauna and Flora of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. Perth: Western Australian Museum. Hutchins, J.B. Biodiversity of shallow reef fish assemblages in Western Australia using a rapid censusing technique.

Fly or cruise to Geraldton's coral atolls - the Abrolhos Islands found approximately 70kms off the coast. Explore the islands' flora and fauna including endangered sea lions and extremely rare birdlife, nesting on the islands' beaches.

The Houtman Abrolhos National Park incorporates islands off the coast of Western Australia. In the past, only those with crayfishing licences or permission were able to stay on the islands.North Island is the northernmost island in the Houtman Abrolhos, a coral reef archipelago in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mid West Western Australia.

Located about 14 km from the nearest island group, it is one of the largest islands in the Houtman Abrolhos, and one of the few to support dune systems. It has relatively diverse flora dominated by chenopod shrubs and fauna that includes the introduced tammar wallaby Location: Indian Ocean, off the coast of Western Australia.This is a list of the terrestrial flora of the Houtman vascular plants are listed — there have been some collections of mosses, liverworts and lichens from the Houtman Abrolhos, but no information has been published on these non-vascular groups.

The distribution of each species within each island group is provided. A list of islands is provided for species that occur on fewer.