Fish assemblages associated with oil industry structures on the continental shelf of north-western Australia

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Pradella, Nicola, Fowler, Ashley, Booth, David and Macreadie, Peter. (2014). Fish assemblages associated with oil industry structures on the continental shelf of north-western Australia. Journal of Fish Biology. 84(1), pp. 247 - 255. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12274
AuthorsPradella, Nicola, Fowler, Ashley, Booth, David and Macreadie, Peter
Abstract

This study provides the first assessment of fish associations with oil and gas structures located in deep water (85–175 m) on Australia's north‐west continental shelf, using rare oil industry video footage obtained from remotely operated vehicles. A diverse range of taxa were observed associating with the structures, including reef‐dependent species and transient pelagic species. Ten commercially fished species were observed, the most abundant of which was Lutjanus argentimaculatus, with an estimated biomass for the two deepest structures (Goodwyn and Echo) of 109 kg.

Year2014
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Journal citation84 (1), pp. 247 - 255
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN0022-1112
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12274
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84891631468
Web address (URL)http://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12274
Page range247 - 255
Research GroupSchool of Behavioural and Health Sciences
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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