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.
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.
2004–2005 Monitoring was conducted by the CRC Reef Research Centre
In 2005, a report was published by CRC, AIMS and the Queensland Government:
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:
1993–2003 Queensland Parks and Wildlife
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service were the first to monitor reefs in Keppel Bay.