Final report available for mapping of seabed biodiversity

October 27th, 2016

The final report from the Pilbara Seabed Biodiversity Mapping and Characterisation project is now available. Information on biodiversity was collected from over 125 sites representing a wide range of marine habitats in the Pilbara.

Ten unique biogeographic areas were identified using predictive models which were used to quantify the bio-physical relationships between seabed species, their assemblages and the physical environment. If is hoped that the maps generated by the project will help support the sustainable management of the region. To read more about the mapping work see our PMCP biodiversity webpage.