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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).

For more information visit NQBP’s YouTube

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