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Harbour Watch conducts Citizen Science Water Quality Projects, For more information contact Harbour Watch

Harbour Watch designs subject and age specific programs to suit your students and align with the Australian Curriculum​.

The program focuses on abiotic and biotic water quality monitoring of the Gladstone Harbour and surrounding marine and catchment environments.

Abiotic sampling may include:

  • Temperature 
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • pH
  • Turbidity
  • Salinity / Conductivity
  • Heavy metal concentrations (aluminium, arsenic, cadmium, copper and manganese)
  • Nutrient concentrations (nitrates and phosphates)

Biotic sampling may include:

  • Macroinvertebrates
  • Plankton
  • Benthic macro-organisms
  • Blue-Green Algae monitoring