Dataset: Seabed Environments of the Eastern Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, Northern Australia


A seabed mapping survey over a series of carbonate banks, intervening channels and surrounding sediment plains on the Van Diemen Rise in the eastern Joseph Bonaparte Gulf was completed under a Memorandum of Understanding between Geoscience Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences. The survey obtained detailed geological (sedimentological, geochemical, geophysical) and biological data for the banks, channels and plains to establish the late-Quaternary evolution of the region and investigate relationships between the physical environment and associated biota for biodiversity prediction. This report provides details of the activities undertaken during the (survey SOL4934), including a list of the samples and data that were collected. The survey was completed between 27 August and 24 September, 2009.

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