Sward, Darryn

Title 
Researcher, PhD Student
Partner Organisation 
Address 

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania, IMAS Taroona, Nubeena Crescent, Taroona TAS 7053

Email 
darryn.sward@utas.edu.au

Current activities

Port Jackson sharks assemble among the sponge gardens of Beagle Commonwealth Marine Reserve

September 13, 2017

A pilot survey in the Beagle Commonwealth Marine Reserve has found an unusually large group of Port Jackson sharks among sponge-covered deep rocky reefs.

Project D3 - Implementing monitoring of AMPs and the status of marine biodiversity assets on the continental shelf

Sponges on rocky reef at Beagle Marine Park
Sponges on a rocky reef at Beagle Marine Park. Image: IMAS/IMOS

Rocky reefs form an important habitat on Australia’s continental shelf and are recognised in marine bioregional plans as key ecological features (KEFs) that support a range of benthic and pelagic marine communities, including migratory species.

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