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A literature review on the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve

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First published November 2008, updated 2009

The overall aim of this project is to collate and review scientific information that has been generated on the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve since 1983 to increase our overall understanding of the Poor Knights Islands ecosystem.

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Cover of the publication showing schooling pink maomao at Northern Arch. Photo: Kent Ericksen. 
Cover of the publication showing
schooling pink maomao at Northern Arch

Summary

The Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve is renowned for its unique assemblage of marine flora and fauna, its rich diversity of marine life, and unusual subtidal habitats, and consequently has been the focus of a number of scientific research studies.

The last comprehensive literature review of the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve was by Kelly (1983).

Over the last 25 years significant new information has been generated on the habitats of the Poor Knights Islands and the marine flora and fauna that inhabit them.

The aim of this project is to collate and review scientific information that has been generated on the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve since 1983 to increase our overall understanding of the Poor Knights Islands ecosystem. 


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Publication information

Report prepared by the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd for DOC.

Authors: Carina Sim-Smith and Michelle Kelly

Print ISBN: 978-0-478-14686-8
Web ISBN: 978-0-478-14687-5

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