The distribution and abundance of Dugong and other marine megafauna in the Northern Territory

Rachel Groom, Glenn Dunshea, Anthony Griffiths, K Mackarous

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Abstract

This broad scale survey provides a regional context for the significant marine biodiversity values of the Northern Territory coast. The high relative abundance of many marine megafauna species, particularly coastal dolphins and turtles suggest that the Northern Territory has some of the most important populations in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. These data will inform future research priorities for Dugong, marine turtles and cetaceans and contribute towards improved management of these important species. The primary objective of this Dugong aerial survey was to improve current knowledge of Dugong abundance and distribution in Northern Territory coastal waters and compare this with historical survey efforts.- Executive summary
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNT Government
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)978-1-74-350120-7
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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    Groom, R., Dunshea, G., Griffiths, A., & Mackarous, K. (2017). The distribution and abundance of Dugong and other marine megafauna in the Northern Territory. NT Government.