Accession Number:

ADA073413

Title:

Marine Biofouling at the North Barnard Islands, Queensland.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Jul 76-Jan 78,

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The settlement and growth of marine biofouling on non-toxic panels were studied from July 1976 - January 1978, at the JTTRE immersion facility, North Barnard Islands, Queensland. Species composition, variations in settlement abundance, community development and fouling biomass were established using panels immersed for periods which ranged from one to eighteen months. Results are considered in relation to the physical, chemical and biological parameters which control the settlement and growth of fouling species. Biomass results from this study are compared with the results of similar studies at other Australian and overseas sites. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE