Reef Life Survey (RLS) around New Zealand region: Reef fish dataset

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Reef Life Survey is designed to develop and resource a network of skilled recreational divers for rapid and cost-effective assessment of the state of the inshore marine environment at the global scale. The project uses standardised underwater visual census methods employed by trained SCUBA divers to survey fish and invertebrate species and to record habitat type using photo quadrats - this dataset refers to the reef fish survey component only.

The dataset generated by recreational divers provides a national framework for monitoring the state of the inshore environment and the identification of those threats and locations of greatest conservation concern. The project also increases awareness and interest by the recreational diving community in marine issues, and enhanced scientific capacity of personnel in regional areas.

This dataset is a subset of the whole collection for the New Zealand and south western Pacific region only. For the full record, visit http://reeflifesurvey.com/reef-life-survey/survey-data/

Registros de Dados

Os dados deste recurso de ocorrência foram publicados como um Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), que é o formato padronizado para compartilhamento de dados de biodiversidade como um conjunto de uma ou mais tabelas de dados. A tabela de dados do núcleo contém 25.882 registros.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


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Pesquisadores deveriam citar esta obra da seguinte maneira:

Edgar, GJ and Stuart-Smith, RD (2017): Reef Life Survey (RLS): Reef Fish. v1.0. Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node. Dataset/Occurrence. https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=reef_life_fish&v=1.0


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Occurrence; Observation


Graham Edgar
  • Originador
  • Ponto De Contato
Associate Professor
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Private Bag 14-901
Kevin Mackay
  • Provedor Dos Metadados
Marine Database Manager
Private Bag 14-901
6241 Wellington
New Zealand
Rick Stuart-Smith
  • Autor
Research Fellow
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Cobertura Geográfica

New Zealand and south western Pacific Ocean

Coordenadas delimitadoras Sul Oeste [-60, -105], Norte Leste [0, 160]

Métodos de Amostragem

RLS applies globally standardised visual census methods used and developed in over 20 years of shallow reef biodiversity research. These involve divers recording fish and invertebrate species seen along underwater transects using underwater paper and a pencil. Although not high-tech, when undertaken by experienced surveyors, these allow coverage of species not able to be recorded by other methods, and are cost and time-effective. Photographs are also taken of the coral or seaweed cover on each survey. The complete methods cover the majority of plants and animals > 2.5 cm which make up the life of rocky and coral reefs.

Área de Estudo New Zealand and south western Pacific Ocean (taken from a global dataset)

Descrição dos passos do método:

  1. Data entry is completed via specially-designed Excel templates which contain species and site lists for specific regions.

Citações bibliográficas

  1. Edgar, GJ and Stuart-Smith, RD, “Systematic global assessment of reef fish communities by the Reef Life Survey program”, Scientific Data, 1 Article 140007. doi:10.1038/sdata.2014.7 ISSN 2052-4463 (2014)

Metadados Adicionais

marine, harvested by iOBIS