An international treasure known for its biological diversity and beauty.

Moreton Bay faces significant threats from increased sediment and pollution from catchment areas, climate change, increasing recreational boating and degrading of key habitats. Co-ordinated research amongst key stakeholders, is essential for monitoring these threats in order to preserve the environmental health and biological diversity of Moreton Bay.

Lionfish Straddie copyright Chris Roelfseama UQ Lecturer

Animals In Moreton Bay

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Lionfish Straddie copyright Chris Roelfseama UQ Lecturer

Moreton Bay is home to hundreds of species of fish, six of the world’s seven sea turtle species, three species of dolphin and herding dugong. It also contains numerous species of shark and ray, migrating whales and thousand of mollusc and other invertebrates.

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2023-2024 Interim Strategic Plan

2023/2024 Strategic Plan

Five years ago, we launched the Moreton Bay Foundation, and I could not be more pleased with the achievements of the Foundation since then. We have been able to bring together the Moreton Bay community,…

2023-2024 Interim Strategic Plan
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Extent of intertidal seagrass and subtidal seagrass and the advance of sand waves south of Amity

Seagrass is Sacred

Seagrass is a much vaunted and universally protected marine habitat, but should all seagrasses and seagrass meadows be protected at all costs? Seagrasses evolved from land plants while the dinosaurs were still running the show…

Extent of intertidal seagrass and subtidal seagrass and the advance of sand waves south of Amity
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Eastern King Prawns Juvenile Penaeus plebejus eastern king prawn captured from shore adjacent to GJ Walter Park

Eastern King Prawns have nurseries at Toondah Harbour

2022 has been a busy year in academia for me with my international programs with Stanford University and the University of California recommencing after a three year hiatus. Professional support staff had to be engaged,…

Eastern King Prawns Juvenile Penaeus plebejus eastern king prawn captured from shore adjacent to GJ Walter Park