Metadata : Benthic Communities of the Gunn Point Peninsula, 2020

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Name: AS/NZS ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata, ANZLIC Metadata Profile

Version: 1.0

Date Metadata Extracted: 2020-09-23

Date Metadata Last Updated: 2020-07-17

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Citation

ANZLIC Identifier: AA8612BCAA0B7716E0530101007FC3CA

Title: Benthic Communities of the Gunn Point Peninsula, 2020

Citation Date: 2020-07-17

Date Type: publication

Custodian: Department of Environment and Natural Resources


Description

Abstract:

This polygon spatial dataset describes the benthic habitats likely to occur in marine environments around Gunn Point Peninsula and informs the desktop assessment of the marine biodiversity values for the region.

The benthic habitats are inferred from existing information but in most cases require further data collection to validate and refine.

Habitat modelling forms the basis of benthic community value assessment for Shoal Bay (Galaiduk et al. 2019).

The accompanying report Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Assessment of the Gunn Point Area (2020) forms part of the Mapping the Future Project - Gunn Point.
This project has identified land capability, water availability and biodiversity values to support land planning and inform development potential over the Gunn Point area. Reports and maps can be viewed from the webpage: https://denr.nt.gov.au/land-resource-management/development-opportunities

- Development Potential of the Gunn Point Area (2020)
- Biodiversity Assessment of the Gunn Point Area (2020)
- Groundwater Resources of the Gunn Point Area (2020)
- Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Assessment of the Gunn Point Area (2020)
- Soil and Land Resources of the Gunn Point Area (2020)
- Soil and Land Suitability Assessment for Irrigated Agriculture in the Gunn Point Area (2017)
- Vegetation Communities of the Gunn Point Area (2020)

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Dataset Status

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Language: English

Character Set: Latin 1

Progress: completed

Maintenance and Update Frequency: notPlanned

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Data Currency End Date: 2020-07-17

Access Constraint: The benthic habitats are inferred from existing information but in most cases require further data collection to validate and refine.

Download the spatial data package (contains spatial data, maps and reports) via https://data.nt.gov.au/

You are licensed to use the DENR geospatial products on the terms and conditions set out in:
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC BY 4.0) at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode
If you do not agree to the terms and conditions you must not use the geospatial products.
You are free to copy, communicate and adapt the licensed material, provided that you abide by the licence terms (including Attribution) and attribute the licensed material using the statement:
Supplied by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Copyright Northern Territory Government.


Data Quality

Lineage: Polygon data were derived by applying depth - epibenthic community relationships identified in the Darwin-Bynoe and Weddell habitat mapping programs ((Galaiduk et al. 2019, Nichols et al 2019, Siwabessy et al 2019, Smit et al 2012) to collated bathymetric data.
metadata data dataset: Bathymetry around Gunn Point peninsula, metadata record: http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=AA9AE89041522E9EE0530101007FE77C

No new data was collected for this desktop assessment.

The benthic habitats are inferred from existing information but in most cases require further data collection to validate and refine.

Habitat modelling forms the basis of benthic community value assessment for Shoal Bay (Galaiduk et al. 2019, Nichols et al 2019, Siwabessy et al 2019).

For the remaining area, important environmental drivers identified in the Darwin-Bynoe habitat mapping program (Galaiduk et al. 2019, Nichols et al 2019, Siwabessy et al 2019) and other published information (e.g. Smit et al 2012) were used to inform the potential spatial distribution of marine habitats (excluding mangroves). In particular, depth - epibenthic community relationships from habitat modelling results were used to determine upper and lower depth ranges for seven marine habitats.

Positional Accuracy: The benthic habitats are inferred from existing information but in most cases require further data collection to validate and refine

Attribute Accuracy: Attribute values are assigned to each polygon and described in the Data Dictionary below. The attribute naming format uses 10 characters with no spaces to be suitable for an ESRI shape-file format. An alias attribute name is applied to an ESRI file geo-database format.

Logical Consistency: Polygons are single part.

Completeness: Complete


Contacts

NameOrganisationPositionRolePhoneFaxEmail
Data Requests OfficerDepartment of Environment and Natural ResourcesGeospatial Services Branch, Water Resources Divisiondistributordatarequests.denr@nt.gov.au

Data Dictionary

AttributeAttribute DescriptionPossible CodeCode Description
Area_haEach polygon in the dataset has an area calculation in hectares.
BenCommAlias: Benthic Community

Describes the various benthic communities within the marine and coastal study area.
high intertidal above MSLMarine environment above MSL (approx. +4.2m LAT or 0m AHD). Generally lacking non-motile marine fauna.
intertidal coral communityCoral dominated community between 0m and +4.2m LAT
intertidal flatsintertidal flats wader bird feeding grounds - Intertidal sedimentary environments that potentially could be used as feeding areas by wader birds.
reef edgehard substrate with slope larger than 30 degrees
seagrass communityHigh likelihood for seagrass to occur, based on the combination of known depth range where seagrass consistently is found in Darwin Harbour, sedimentary environment and dugong presence.
seagrass community (deep)potential to occur, depth range between -4m and -10m LAT; bottom range determined by maximum depth at which is seagrass is found in Darwin Harbour, sedimentary environment.
subtidal coral dominated communityCoral dominated community between 0m and -10m LAT. Delineated by hard substrate and depth.
subtidal mixed communityEpibenthic community within the subtidal zone consisting of equal proportions of coral, macro algal and filter feeder biota.

Supplementary Information

Bibliographic Reference:
Palmer, C. and Smit, N., (2020).
Mapping the Future project - Gunn Point
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Assessment of the Gunn Point Area.
Technical Report 6/2020 Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Darwin, NT.

Download report from NT Library https://hdl.handle.net/10070/797848

RELATED INFORMATION

Galaiduk, R, Radford, B, Harries S, Case, M, Williams, D, Low Choy, D, and Smit, N. (2019). Technical Report: Darwin - Bynoe Harbours predictive mapping of benthic communities. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Perth, Western Australia.
https://api.aims.gov.au/data/v1.0/af07f423-98d1-4860-801f-845eefd45dfd/files/AIMS_NT%20Report%203%20-%20Darwin%20Harbour%20Benthic%20Community%20Mapping%20August%202019%20Final%20Rev%200.pdf

Nicholas, WA, Smit, N, Siwabessy, PJW, Atkinson, I, Brinkman, R, Dando, N, Falster, G, Harries, S, Howard, FJF, Huang, Z, Li, J, Nanson, R, Picard, K, Potter, A, Radke, L, Tran, M, Whiteway, T, and Williams, D. (2019). Characterising Marine Abiotic Patterns in the Darwin-Bynoe Harbour region: Summary report, Physical Environments, Darwin Harbour Mapping Project. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Darwin, Northern Territory.
http://pid.geoscience.gov.au/dataset/ga/127386

Siwabessy, JP, Smit, N, Nicholas, WA, Atkinson, I, Brinkman, R, Dando, N, Harries, S, Howard, FJF, Huang, Z, Li, J, Picard, K, Potter, A, Radke, LC, Tran, M, Williams, D, and T., W. (2019). Seabed Mapping Darwin Harbour Region (including Bynoe Harbour). Final Report. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
http://pid.geoscience.gov.au/dataset/ga/127384

Smit, N, Penny, S, and Griffiths, T. (2012). Assessment of marine biodiversity and habitat mapping in the Weddell region, Darwin Harbour. Department of Land Resource Management. Palmerston, Northern Territory.
https://hdl.handle.net/10070/253503

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