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World heritage values of Magnetic Island: the marine system

Fabricius, K. and Brodie, Gilianne D. (2004) World heritage values of Magnetic Island: the marine system. [Professional and Technical Reports] (Unpublished)

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Magnetic Island is a high continental island that lies approximately 8 kilometres north of the city of Townsville on the north-western side of Cleveland Bay. It is separated from the mainland by the shallow (<15 m) West Channel. Due to its location in Cleveland Bay, the marine habitats of Magnetic Island are diverse. They are characterised by gradients ranging from very wave-protected shallow muddy environments on the leeward sides to wave-exposed windward coastlines with clearer and deeper water. Associated with the high environmental diversity is a broad range of marine communities, ranging from those that are tolerant of muddy, low light conditions to those that are typically found in less turbid environments.

Item Type: Professional and Technical Reports
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Depositing User: Gilianne Brodie
Date Deposited: 12 May 2016 21:22
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 21:22

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