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Coastal marine monitoring in the Mackay Whitsundays region has increased. North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) has implemented a marine program that covers over 100 km of our regions coastline around the ports of Hay Point, Mackay, and Abbot Point.

Microsoft Word - Final Abbot Point Monitoring Report 2008-2011 DThe program includes:

  • extensive marine water quality monitoring, with over 20 logger sites, collecting data 24/7, 365 days a year.
  • Seagrass monitoring covering 470km2 (47,000ha) of the regions seabed
  • Annual surveys of coral cover and species composition across four coast island groups and 24 permanent survey sites (Victor Island, Round Top Island, Slade Island, and Keswick Island).
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