Gladstone Western Basin Post Dredge BPAR Monitoring March - May 2014

Bryant, Catherine, and Tasker, Zoe (2014) Gladstone Western Basin Post Dredge BPAR Monitoring March - May 2014. Report. TropWATER, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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The dredging projects associated with port expansion in the Western Basin were identified as potentially posing a high level of environmental risk to the marine habitats of the area, particularly to seagrass meadows. A detailed seagrass and light assessment program has been established for the Western Basin project to assist in management of the project to ensure seagrass meadows are appropriately managed during dredging. This program includes a requirement for continued assessment of seagrasses and Benthic Photosynthetically Active Radiation (BPAR) following the end of dredging activities to assess seagrass recovery. These post dredge seagrass and BPAR monitoring requirements are outlined in several conditions and plans connected with the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project (WBDDP) and a strategy to meet them was developed and endorsed by the Dredge Technical Reference Panel. This report presents results of the second quarter (March to May 2014) of post dredge monitoring to address BPAR requirements outlined in the "Western Basin Dredging & Disposal Project: Water Quality and Seagrass Monitoring Strategy – Post TSHD & completion of dredging in 2013."

Item ID: 45734
Item Type: Report (Report)
Keywords: seagrass, light, Gladstone Western Basin, Gladstone Harbour, BPAR, benthic PAR, light monitoring
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A report for Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC)

Funders: Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC)
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 23:47
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960503 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9611 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water > 961102 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 50%
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