Northern Queensland’s thriving coastal agricultural system poses major water quality problems for the Great Barrier Reef, especially when it comes to the high levels of dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) found in coastal runoff, which has major impacts on the health … Read More
The January edition of “View on TWQ” is now online and can be found here.
Benthic photosynthetically active radiation (bPAR¸ light that reaches the sea floor), is critical to the health of coastal marine environments including coral reefs and seagrasses, and may serve as an effective indicator for water quality. A new remote sensing model for … Read More
A workshop at tropical Orpheus Island has provided the latest techniques and tips on coral reef restoration and leadership to Great Barrier Reef managers, tourism operators and Traditional Owners. James Cook University and Reef Ecologic hosted the four-day Reef Leadership and … Read More
Sediment sourced from gully erosion in Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchments represents a major threat to the health the reef. Gullies occur in all shapes and sizes, and while governments are currently investing much time, effort and funding into mapping them … Read More
Direct observations of spearfishers can provide a valuable source of information on reef health, which can be used to inform best-management practices. Dr. Wolfe and Professor Mumby from the University of Queensland, surveyed 141 spearfishers along the coastline of Queensland … Read More
Gullies that start on the steep banks of rivers and cut into terraces or elevated floodplains (alluvial gullies) are a major factor affecting the water quality of the Great Barrier Reef. Griffith University’s Associate Professor Andrew Brooks is leading a NESP … Read More
Climate change is unlikely to cause many problems for a sometimes lethal species of box jellyfish that frequents northern Australian waters, according to research supported by the Tropical Water Quality Hub. Professor Kylie Pitt and her team at Griffith University investigated the … Read More
The September edition of “View on TWQ” is now online and can be found here.
The 2019 Reef Leadership and Reef Restoration Workshop at Orpheus Island Research Station from 15-18 Nov 2019 will be a great opportunity to share knowledge and increase skills. Click on the image below for further informatioin on the workshop.