Despite delays caused by unfavourable weather conditions and the pandemic, our awesome volunteers still managed to wrap up the 2019-2020 SEQ survey season on time. Over this season we monitored 40 different locations on 20 different reefs, stretching from Mudjimba to Palm Beach, covering 16,800m2 of reef habitat and collecting over 7000 pieces of data. Not surprisingly, given that we have rocky reefs, the most recorded substrate type was rock, but hard coral came in at 13%. Hard and soft coral cover remained relatively stable across the survey area and coral bleaching was observed on fewer sites this season but was slightly higher on average than last season. To find out more information about what we recorded check out our 2019-2020 SEQ Season Summary Report.
This project is supported by Reef Check Australia, through funding from the City of Gold Coast, Queensland Government Community Sustainability Action Grant, Port of Brisbane, and the Sunshine Coast Council.