The Mackay-Whitsunday report card draws on data from more than one program to report on condition of our inshore zones. This includes the Abbot Point and Mackay and Hay Point ambient monitoring programs, commissioned by North Queensland Bulk Ports, for seagrass, coral, and water quality. This data is combined with Paddock to Reef seagrass, coral, and water quality data to calculate condition scores for the four inshore zones. In addition, data is separated differently to the GBR report card and reported in four separate inshore marine zones. This can mean that scores for seagrass, coral, and water quality in the Mackay-Whitsunday report card do not always exactly match the scores in the Mackay Whitsunday region in the GBR report card.

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