Where are soft corals known to exist in Australia's N and NW 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 soft corals are known to exist in the Commonwealth Marine Reserves of the N and NW regions.

Data were obtained from the Atlas of Living Australia, the Western Australian Museum, and the Australian Institute of Marine Science. ​As our aim in collating this data was to identify locations where soft corals had ever been observed, we retained all data regardless of age. The data contains records of where soft corals 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 soft corals 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.