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Last, PR (1986) Nearshore habitats. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, Tasman. pp. 71-80. ISSN 0080-4703

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Nearshore macrohabitats are broadly classified into three distinct types: sedimentary (soft-bottom), reef (hard-bottom) and pelagic (open water) habitats. In addition to substrate type, their biotic compositions are controlled by environmental factors such as depth and wave exposure. These habitats are distributed in a distinctive pattern around Tasman Peninsula: the deep, exposed reef habitats along the eastern and southern coasts; the shallow, sheltered, soft-bottom habitats along the northern coast; and embayments of variable depths, exposures and substrate types. Eleven subtidal communities or groups of communities are identified from these habitats and their general features are described

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 71-80
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Edited by S.J. Smith. - Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania

Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2012 04:59
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:39
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