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Title: IMOS Australian Continuous Plankton Recorder (AusCPR) survey
Id: 2430
Short Name: IMOS - AusCPR survey
Investigator(s): Anthony Richardson
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere - Dutton Park [details]

Description: The Australian Continuous Plankton Recorder (AusCPR) survey is part of the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) - IMOS is a national collaborative research infrastructure, supported by the Australian Government. The aims of the AusCPR survey are to: map plankton biodiversity and distribution, develop the first long-term plankton baseline for Australian waters, document plankton changes in response to climate change, provide indices for fisheries management, detect harmful algal blooms, validate satellite remote sensing and initialise and test ecosystem models.
Years: 2008



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Gustaaf Hallegraeff (UTAS/IMAS) Harmful Algal Blooms And Their Long-Term Sediment Record In East Coast Tasmanian Waters (Chief Scientist: Gustaaf Hallegraeff, IMAS/UTAS) Unprecedented toxic dinoflagellate blooms occurred off east coast Tasmania in 2012 and 2015/2016. These events led to a global shellfish product recall (AUD23M loss), lengthy (4 months) closures of mussel, oyster, scallop, and rock lobster fisheries, and 4 human hospitalisations (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning). While the causative Alexandrium dinoflagellate had been previously detected, genetic evidence suggests that blooms represent a cryptic genotype newly stimulated by climate-driven increased water column stratification. We seek to characterize blooms from with the long time (1000+ yr) ancient DNA sediment record using novel genetic methods.
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