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

Australian Institute of Marine Science

In 2005, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)  took over long-term monitoring. Annual reports are listed below.

2018/19

Marine Monitoring Program: Annual report for inshore coral reef monitoring 2018-2019 [PDF]

2017/18

Marine Monitoring Program: Annual report for inshore coral reef monitoring 2017-2018 [PDF]

2016/17

Marine Monitoring Program: Annual report for inshore coral reef monitoring 2016-2017 [PDF]

2015/16

Marine Monitoring Program: Annual report for inshore coral reef monitoring 2015-2016 [PDF]

2014/15

Marine Monitoring Program: Annual report for inshore coral reef monitoring 2014-2015. Inshore water quality and coral reef monitoring [PDF]

2013/14

Marine Monitoring Program: Annual report of AIMS activities 2013 to 2014 [PDF]

2012/13

Reef Rescue Marine Monitoring Program. Report of AIMS Activities: inshore coral reef monitoring 2012. Report for Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority [PDF]

2011/12

Reef Rescue Marine Monitoring Program. Report of AIMS Activities: inshore coral reef monitoring 2012. Report for Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority [PDF]

2010/11

Reef Rescue Marine Monitoring Program. Report of AIMS Activities – Inshore coral reef monitoring 2011: Report for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority [PDF]

2009/10

Reef Rescue Marine Monitoring Program Annual Report of AIMS Activities 2009/10 Project 3.7.1b Inshore Coral Reef Monitoring. [PDF]

2008/09

Final Report of AIMS Activities 2008/09: CRC Reef Research Centre Project 3.7.1b Inshore Coral Reef Monitoring [PDF]

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

 

2005

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]

2004

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.