Fisheries Research Report No. 218
Government of Western Australia Department of Fisheries
1035 - 4549
Objectives 1) Begin monitoring the community composition of marine flora and fauna along the Western Australian coastline during this current poor settlement period. 2) Develop standard methodology for monitoring the spatial and temporal variability in the settlement of marine flora and fauna. 3) Determine what environmental parameters may be linked to the majority of variation in the floral and faunal communities colonizing puerulus collectors, focusing on those relating to puerulus settlement. 4) Identify indicator marine flora and fauna species for monitoring the influences of environmental change on Western Australian marine environment. 5) Detect any known or potential introduced marine pests within the Western Australian environment.
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Panulirus cygnus; Western rock lobster; Larvae; Larval settlement; Collecting devices; Biological sampling; Monitoring; Methodology; Marine invertebrates; Community composition; Environmental effects; Western Australia
de Lestang, S, How, J, and Foster, S. (2011), Assessing possible environmental causes behind the reduced colonisation of western rock lobster puerulus collectors by a wide suite of species. FRDC report : project 2008/085. Government of Western Australia Department of Fisheries, Perth. Report Fisheries Research Report No. 218.