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Temporal changes in the estuarine benthic fauna of Towra Point, Botany Bay.

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K. I M Robinson ,

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School of Zoology University of New South Wales Kensington NSW 2033
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P J Gibbs,

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NSW State Fisheries PO Box N211 Grosvenor st Sydney NSW 2000
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J Van Der Velde,

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School of Botany University of New South Wales Kensington NSW 2033
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J B Barclay

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The Scots College Victoria Rd Bellevue Hill NSW 2023
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Abstract

The estuarine wetlands in the Towra Point region of Botany Bay, New South Wales, represent one of the few large remaining such systems near Sydney. There are probably the major contributor of organic material to the food web within Botany Bay and provide habitats and nursery areas for many important fish and invertebrates species of the Bay. Botany Bay has been converted to a major port facility to serve Sydney. As well as heavy shipping usage (and its associated dredging activities), it is also fringed by considerable industrial development and a major airport complex. Research doe on the estuarine flora of Towra Point includes a major study on the physical and biological factors that control the structure of the mangrove and saltmarsh plant communities (Clarke and Hannon 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971; Kratochvil et al. 1973), distribution and biomass determinations of the seagrasses Posidonia australis (Larkum 1976; West and Larkum 1979) and Zostera capricorni (Larkum, Collett and Williams, in preparation) and comparisons of the epiphytic algae communities on both species of seagrass (May et al. 1978).
How to Cite: Robinson, K.I.M., Gibbs, P.J., Van Der Velde, J. and Barclay, J.B., 2010. Temporal changes in the estuarine benthic fauna of Towra Point, Botany Bay.. Wetlands Australia, 3(1), pp.22–33. DOI: http://doi.org/10.31646/wa.68
Published on 22 Jan 2010.
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