Sampling and Calculating Relative Abundance of Corals

A how-to guide with Dr Mia Hoogenboom

Pelorus Island south west transects

Below we have five (5) videos of swimming the transects that are laid out on the reef to the south west of Pelorus Island in the Palm Islands group off North Queensland, Australia.

Along with each video are a series of stills extracted from the video that can be used for practice in calculating the relative abundance of corals.

The map shows the position of the transects, click on it to see a larger image.

Transect 1

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Transect 2

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Transect 3

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Transect 4

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Transect 5

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