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January 30, 2014

Moreton Bay and Catchment

This book was produced by the fledgling School of Marine Science, The University of Queensland at the outset of a rekindled scientific interest in Moreton Bay, its tributaries and its catchments, or watersheds. Previous conferences regarding the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay resulted in short conference proceedings books; Brisbane River: A Source Book for the […]

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January 9, 2014

Moreton Bay, Australia: Environmental Literacy

‘Environmental Literacy‘ series The seven environmental literacy points for Moreton Bay (Australia) are the following: Moreton Bay is a shallow productive embayment formed by large sand barrier islands on the east coast of Australia Extensive seagrass meadows support large populations of green sea turtles and dugong The Moreton Bay watershed has an extensive network of […]

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August 20, 2013

Moreton Bay Study: A Scientific Basis for the Healthy Waterways Campaign

Moreton Bay Study is now available for free in PDF format from IAN Press. This book was the second of a series of four books produced as part of the Healthy Waterways campaign in Southeast Queensland. It was published in 1999 and was the first summary of the scientific findings of Healthy Waterways. There are […]

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August 15, 2013

The crew member’s guide to the health of our waterways

The crew member’s guide to the health of our waterways is now available for free in PDF format from IAN Press. This short book (~100 pp.) was the first of a series of four books produced as part of the Healthy Waterways campaign in Southeast Queensland. It was published in 1998 and was a key […]

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January 27, 2012

Brisbane 2011: Living with Floods and Dancing with Dugongs: Part 1- Introduction

A seminar entitled ‘Brisbane 2011: Living with Floods and Dancing with Dugongs’ was presented on 8 July 2011. The seminar was sponsored by the University of Queensland Global Change Institute, and delivered at the historic Customs House in downtown Brisbane, situated along the shore of the Brisbane River. The following fifteen part blog series captures […]

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May 9, 2011

Dugong oil vat, sand mining and Geoff Moore

As part of Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day celebrations to commemorate war veterans, the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum hosted Anzac biscuits and tea on their wide veranda. After the festivities had died down, I ran into Geoff Moore who has been volunteering at the museum. Geoff was the CEO of Consolidated […]

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May 7, 2011

One Mile Harbour, Moreton Bay

Clouds drifting slowly across the Bay Lorikeets swooping and diving, flashes of red Crows calling out and generally having their way Four wheel drives with fishing and surfing gear passing by Rusty utes with dogs hanging out the window sputtering along Aboriginal middens with gum trees standing high A small clump of mangroves standing firmly […]

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May 5, 2011

Moreton Bay Research Station

When I arrived at the University of Queensland in 1992, someone in the Botany Department mentioned that there was a research station on Stradbroke Island. I had already borrowed the CSIRO boat to scout around Moreton Bay and realized that a research station at Straddie would be a wonderful place to base a field campaign. […]

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May 4, 2011

Flood newsletter on seagrasses, turtles and dugongs

This newsletter was interesting to assemble, as it involved talking with lots of active scientists about their current knowledge of seagrasses, sea turtles and dugongs. The flood impacts on these Moreton Bay icons was of concern to everyone involved. I also made visits to eastern Moreton Bay where the densest concentrations of seagrasses, turtles and […]

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February 16, 2011

Moreton Bay seagrasses after the flood

Queensland Parks and Wildlife rangers conduct regular surveys of seagrasses and Lyngbya majuscula (a cyanobacterium that has been blooming in Moreton Bay for over a decade). I was able to tag along for a look at the Bay and the benthic communities of the Eastern Banks. The Eastern Banks of Moreton Bay are very special–they […]

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