WAMSI Node 3.2.1 - Diversity, abundance and habitat utilisation of sharks and rays - Acoustic data
Elasmobranchs were tagged with acoustic tags and subsequently monitored with acoustic receivers (Vemco VR2, VR2W and VR3) moored on the seabed that constitute the Ningaloo Reef Ecosystem Tracking Array (NRETA). This array is part of the nationwide network of marine acoustic monitoring, the Australian Acoustic Tagging and Monitoring System (AATAMS).
A total of 96 acoustic receivers are deployed at Ningaloo Reef between Coral Bay and Tantabiddi.
A total of 56 acoustic tags were deployed on six species of sharks and three species of rays in the Ningaloo Marine Park in February 2008.
Data is accessible through the IMOS AATAMS website listed below.