Dataset: WAMSI Node 3.2.2b - Diversity, abundance and distribution of intertidal invertebrate species in the Ningaloo Marine Park - Small giant clams (Tridacna maxima)


A quantitative pilot study of the composition of the benthic community of macro-invertebrates on intertidal rocky platforms was undertaken to:

a) provide detailed information on variation in biodiversity along the length of the Ningaloo Marine Park; and
b) determine the appropriate design of a monitoring protocol powerful enough to determine predefined levels of change.

As part of the larger WAMSI Node 3.2.2b study there was specific sampling of small giant clams (Tridacna maxima). Data available includes

  1. Lengths of small giant clams (Tridacna maxima) mapped at 20 sites (3119 rows x 11 columns including identifying information for each length):

  2. GPS readings as UTM values for locations of transects used to map positions of Tridacna maxima (giant clams) (404 rows x 6 columns, including sample identification information):

Shoreward, southern corners of Transect 1 and some others for areas where Tridacna maxima were measured as reported in Research Chapter 4.

Data files come with metadata / descriptions of the column titles and codes.

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