Investigating Burdekin flood plume on Great Barrier Reef

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After heavy rains in northern Queensland during February, the Burdekin River released a large plume of sediment-laden floodwater out to the midshelf Great Barrier Reef, an event which received major media coverage. In partnership with the Marine Monitoring Program, scientists … Read More

TWQ research used to set global restoration challenge

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A review of coral restoration methods by Tropical Water Quality Hub researchers has helped set the parameters for one of the world’s most high-profile challenges with millions of dollars up for grabs. The ‘Saving Coral Reefs’ Challenge by XPRISE Ocean … Read More

Research on seagrass light thresholds guides port development

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Research on the levels of light needed to sustain seagrass communities is being applied in infrastructure development in rapidly-growing coastal communities in Australia’s north. Seagrass meadows are a vital yet often overlooked component of the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem, providing … Read More

Wetland evaluation helps Indigenous business outcomes

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In 2012, in an effort to combat invasive plant species on wetlands on their Country near Ingham, Mungalla Aboriginal Corporation, owned by the Nywaigi Traditional Owners, removed an earthen bund wall isolating 230 hectares of wetland from saline tidal water. … Read More

Evaluating the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef

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Australians help science by identifying what truly makes the Great Barrier Reef ‘beautiful’. Environmental managers of the Great Barrier Reef will benefit from new research led by CSIRO that identifies indicators for monitoring coral reef aesthetics. Conducted by Australia’s national … Read More

Defining seagrass health for reef management

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Major flood events in North Queensland (such as those that recently hit Townsville and other communities) can send massive flood plumes out toward the Great Barrier Reef. These flood plumes can transport huge quantities of sediment and pollutants like pesticides … Read More

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