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AEBR 253 Rocky reef impacts of the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake: extended monitoring of nearshore habitats and communities to 3.5 years


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 The 2016 Kaikōura earthquake caused extensive uplift along the north-eastern coastline of the South Island of New Zealand. The disturbance resulted in damage to rocky reefs and widespread mortality of marine organisms, including important taonga and habitat-forming species such as pāua and bull kelp. This report describes the results of nearshore surveys at long-term monitoring sites between 2.5 and 3.5 years after the earthquake to assess the trajectories of recovery of rocky reef communities.

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Tuesday, 23 March 2021
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AEBR: 253;
AUTHOR: Alestra, T.; Gerrity, S.; Dunmore, R.A.; Crossett, D.; Orchard, S.; Schiel, D.R.;
ISSN: 1179-6480;
ISBN: 978-1-99-100331-7;

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