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Title: Movement patterns of key apex predators in open ocean ecosystems
Id: 2170
Acronym: Movement patterns of key apex predators
Investigator(s): Barry Bruce
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere - Hobart [details]

Description: The open ocean ecosystems off eastern Australia support major fisheries. The region is a focus for the PFE research, with a range of current co-investment projects operating in the area. Describing the nature and dynamics of these ecosystems is a primary goal of the PFE science plan. Despite considerable effort directed at some commercial species, we still lack sufficient details of the spatial dynamics of certain target and non-target species in the region to effectively populate ecosystem models. There remain significant opportunities to establish co-investment projects in this work, however, the success of such proposals would be greatly enhanced by demonstrating what is possible and using this opportunity to refine our techniques in tagging, data analysis and storage. This project will provide initial data on the movement patterns, residency and habitat preferences of key pelagic predators in the Coral and Tasman Seas. It will use smart tag technology procured under the successful MIE bid to PFE and work collaboratively with the co-investment (CMR-FRDC) project  Determining the ecological effects of long-line fishing (hn79a) and provide major input (data) to the proposed Smart tagging and data handling appropriation project (Bradford).
Years: 2004 to 2005

There are no surveys directly linked to this project.

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