Marine Ecosystem Enhancement on a Geotextile Coastal Protection Reef - Narrowneck Reef Case Study -

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Title Marine Ecosystem Enhancement on a Geotextile Coastal Protection Reef - Narrowneck Reef Case Study -
Author Jackson, Leslie (Angus); Reichelt, Russell E.; Restall, Simon; Corbett, Bobbie; Tomlinson, Rodger Benson; McGrath, John
Publication Title Coastal Engineering 2004: Proceedings of the 29th International Conference
Editor Jane McKee Smith
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Hackensack, NJ
Publisher World Scientific
Abstract The Narrowneck Artificial Reef [Gold Coast, Australia] was constructed in 1999/2000 out of large sand-filled geotextile containers. It quickly became evident that the containers provided an excellent substrate for marine flora and the development of a diverse ecosystem. As a result, the reef has become popular with locals for fishing, diving, snorkeling and spearfishing. In the years since it was constructed, monitoring of the ecological aspects of the reef has been undertaken. While macroalgae and pelagic fish dominate the reef, it is also home to a wide variety of benthos, fish and other marine fauna. Influenced by the East Australia Current and wave action from the Pacific Ocean, driven by the South East Trade Winds, the reef exhibits a different community structure in comparison to other natural reefs of the Gold Coast. The popularity of the Narrowneck Reef has clearly shown that enhancing the ecological environment and improving recreational amenity have potential benefits on eco-tourism as well as local biodiversity.
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ISBN 981-256-994-4
Conference name 29th International Conference on Coastal Engineering
Location Lisbon, Portugal
Date From 2004-09-19
Date To 2004-09-24
Date Accessioned 2006-04-07
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Coastal Management
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject PRE2009-Environmental Engineering Design
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Non-Refereed)
Publication Type Code e2

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