Where are dermersal sharks and rays known to exist in N and NW Australia's Commonwealth Marine Reserves?

Researchers from Project D1 of the Marine Biodiversity Hub of the National Environmental Science Programme present this interactive map-based summary of where demersal sharks and rays are known to exist in the Commonwealth Marine Reserves of the N and NW regions.

Data were obtained from the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and Finprint. ​We took reasonable steps to identify and remove duplicate records when combining these datasets. As our aim in collating this data was to identify locations where demersal sharks & rays had ever been observed, we retained all data regardless of age. The data contains records of where demersal sharks & rays are known to exist, but none where they are known to be absent.

How to use the map

Full extent icon Click on this icon at the top left of the map to see a full screen version, then click on each red square to see how many demersal sharks and rays were recorded there.
Zoom Icon Click on this icon also at the top left of the map to zoom in closer to (+) or further from (-) the map.