Monitoring algal blooms in South East Queensland

Lyngbya majuscula bloom in Deception Bay.

This website is a tool to record and store information about cyanobacterial and algal bloom events in South East Queensland in a secure database accessible to interested parties.

There is a brief overview of the different bloom-forming species you are likely to encounter, including those, which may be toxic; and algal drifts that are often mistaken for algal blooms. Currently, the primary focus is on marine algal blooms — coastal, estuarine and offshore, but the site will also accommodate freshwater blooms in the near future.

The available data, captured through regular monitoring and event observations, includes spatial, temporal, environmental and species information associated with algal bloom events.