Nelson Marine Park State of Knowledge

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Overview Map

Nelson Marine Park contains complex undersea topography, including lower-slope and abyssal ecosystems. It covers representative areas of the West Tasmania Transition bioregion.

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Knowledge status

Nelson Marine Park has a low level of knowledge.

  • No targeted fine-scale seafloor mapping or biological surveys have occurred.
  • There have been 256 sediment samples collected from 1 survey.
  • Publications, reports and data sets include 3 South east network that reference Nelson Marine Park.
  • Depth: 2557m – 5612m.
  • 63% of seafloor mapped, most at a medium resolution to support biodiversity surveys.

Key activities

  • Commercial fishing
  • Shipping

Key Pressures

  • Resource extraction
  • Climate change

Seafloor mapping and survey deployments

Interactive Map and Report.

Key Natural Values (KNV) = Habitat or species that are particularly important to management.

State of Knowledge published Mar 2023 | References:

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