What do we know about the Oceanic Shoals Commonwealth Marine Reserve?
Researchers from Project D1 of the Marine Biodiversity Hub of the National Environmental Science Programme present this interactive map-based summary of the current state of knowledge about the Oceanic Shoals Commonwealth Marine Reserve.
How to use the map
Click on this icon at the top left of the map to see a full screen version.
Click on this icon also at the top left of the map to zoom in closer to (+ ) or further from (-) the map.
Red boxes on the map show where scientists have completed fine-scale, in depth studies of the biology and geomorphology of the Oceanic Shoals. Click on them to find out more about what they found.
The black line outlines the boundary of the entire Reserve. Click anywhere within it to find out more about what is known about the Reserve as a whole.
The other colours show the location of key ecological features expected to be present across the Reserve. Click on them for a description of each KEF and a link to more information.
Interactive content for fine-scale studies
Make sure the box at the top of the window that pops up says 'Click to see data about fine scale studies within the Oceanic Shoals CMR'. If it doesn't, click on it to change it on the pull-down list.
In the window that pops up, click on each tab to learn more.
Where a picture is shown, click on it to see a larger one in a new window.
The 'More' tab provides links to reports describing the surveys.
Interactive content for the entire Oceanic Shoals CMR
Make sure the box at the top of the window that pops up says 'Click to see data about the entire Oceanic Shoals CMR'. If it doesn't, click on it to change it on the pull-down list.
In the window that pops up, click on each tab to learn more. More tabs may be added in future as further data become available.
Use the scroll bars to move down the page so you don't miss anything.
Where a picture is shown, click on it to see a larger one in a new window. Where a video is shown, click on the arrow to watch it.
The 'Learn more' tab provides links to reports, books and scientific journal articles that deal with the Oceanic Shoals region.
Don't forget to click on the 'Explore spatial data' tab. It provides links to loads of interactive maps set up for you to explore data that describe the region it terms of its biology, biophysical setting and threats and pressures.