Title

Marine environments of the Gold Coast: Out with the old, in with the new

Date of this Version

3-1-2015

Document Type

Book Chapter

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McPhee, D. (2015). Marine environments of the Gold Coast: Out with the old, in with the new. In T. Hundloe, B. McDougall, & C. Page (Eds.), The Gold Coast Transformed: From Wilderness to Urban Ecosystem (pp. 83-91). Clayton South, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

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Copyright © Tor Hundloe, Bridgette McDougall & Craig Page, 2015

2015 HERDC submission

ISBN

9781486303298

Abstract

Extract: The marine environments of the Gold Coast comprise one of the most highly modified and heavily utilised waterways in Australia. Chapters 2 and 3 discussed changes in the historic land use patterns. Just what has this meant to the marine environments of the Gold Coast? In this chapter the contemporary marine h abitats of the Gold Coast are described, along with the fauna that those habitats support. We talk about how the current status of the habitats compares with various historical points in time, and the role of novel habitats. Given the impor tance of recreational fishing to both tourists to and residents of the Gold Coast, knowledge of the condition and trends of marine habitats is of significance.

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