Priorities, planning and problems associated with an ecological assessment of spoil dumping on a coastal rocky ecosystem

P. J. Anink*, M. P. Lincoln-Smith, S. K. Langtry

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Abstract

A monitoring program was designed to determine the effect of spoil disposal on the Five Islands Group from dredging associated with the Port Kembla (New South Wales, Australia) Grain Loader Project. A photographic technique was used to evaluate the epi-benthos and a visual survey technique was used to evaluate fish communities. Survey design was determined by time constraints and the physical nature of the environment - particularly variable seastate and the time limitation applying to SCUBA diving in deep water. Considerable emphasis was placed on the assessment of control sites in order to isolate seasonal effects and to set parameters on natural variability among communities in the region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNational Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia
Subtitle of host publication Table of Contents Feed First Australasian Port, Harbour & Offshore Engineering Conference
Place of PublicationBarton, ACT
PublisherInst of Engineers
Pages336-337
Number of pages2
Edition86 /10
ISBN (Print)0828253119
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Anink, P. J., Lincoln-Smith, M. P., & Langtry, S. K. (1986). Priorities, planning and problems associated with an ecological assessment of spoil dumping on a coastal rocky ecosystem. In National Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia: Table of Contents Feed First Australasian Port, Harbour & Offshore Engineering Conference (86 /10 ed., pp. 336-337). Barton, ACT: Inst of Engineers.