Monitoring the Keppel Bay reefs

Scientific monitoring of coral reefs around the main islands of Keppel Bay can identify:

  • how much coral covers the seabed
  • the types of corals present
  • the density of algae, crustose coralline algae, and rock.

The Australian Institute of Marine Science conducts monitoring in Keppel Bay twice a year and has the best long-term record.

Scientific reports of coral cover are listed below.

Marine monitoring sites in Keppel Bay (Souce: eAtlas)

Coral monitoring reports

2004–2005  Monitoring was conducted by the CRC Reef Research Centre



In 2005, a report was published by CRC, AIMS and the Queensland Government:

Report on Status and Trends of Water Quality and Ecosystem Health in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area [PDF]


In 2004, The Australian Government and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) produced a report that included Queensland Parks and Wildlife data from 2003:

Status of Near-Shore Reefs of the Great Barrier Reef 2004 [PDF]


1993–2003 Queensland Parks and Wildlife

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service were the first to monitor reefs in Keppel Bay.