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Title: Understanding the spatial links between geomorphology and biodiversity in the Coral Sea Australian Marine Park.
Id: 2490
Investigator(s): Vanessa Lucieer
University of Tasmania - Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies [details]

Description: This project will reveal how deep-water benthic habitats are related to geomorphic features on the seafloor. Using advance marine sonar we will examine how different habitats are distributed across a variety of geomorphic structures within the Coral Sea Marine Park. The seafloor habitats in this marine park are poorly understood and given the recent release of the Australian Marine Park (AMP) rezoning it is particularly important to understand the variability of these habitats. We can use this data to compare to seamount habitats in temperate locations such as the Huon AMP.
Years: 2019



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Joanne Whittaker (UTAS) In a handful of locations on Earth, hot material rises from deep within the Earth to create lines of volcanoes such as the Hawaiian-Emperor Seamount Chain. We aim to test if the Tasmantid and Lord Howe Seamount chains, hidden in the seas off eastern Australia, should be included in this rare group and if the Louisiade Plateau to the north could have formed from the massive flood of basaltic lava triggered when a rising plume reaches the surface.
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