Welcome to the Great Australian Bight macroinfauna scratchpad
The Great Australian Bight Research Program (GABRP) is a collaboration between BP, CSIRO, the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the University of Adelaide and Flinders University, with the goal of improving our understanding of the environmental, economic and social value of the Great Australian Bight.
Part of the GABRP’s activities have included a benthic survey at sites including the GAB Marine Park and within BP lease blocks at depths of 200 to 2,000 m. The survey aims to identify biodiversity metrics such as endemism or species richness and provide baseline data against which possible future human impact might be measured.
Identification and analysis of macroinfaunal invertebrates was carried out by taxonomists at Museum Victoria. These scratchpad pages summarize the diversity of taxa from this research and serve as a repository for the taxonomic data, basic descriptions, images and illustrations of these macroinfauna.