Lyngbya Monitoring Program
The map below highlights the areas where sampling has occurred for this program.
Click on the map to view information about the drainage basins in this area.
Program start date
Program end date
Objectives of the program
Monitor the presence of the potentially toxic cyanobacterium Lyngbya in South East Queensland (primarily Moreton Bay) to:
Who is involved?
Department of Environment and Science
Contact details of lead organisation: water.data♲qld.gov.au
Local Governments in South East Queensland (Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Redland City Council) and South East Queensland Healthy Waterways Partnership
List of indicators monitored
Lyngbya presence and coverage (by category 0-10 %, 10-40 %, 40-70 % and 70-100 %)
Scale of program
Brief description of sampling locations
Frequency of monitoring
Monitoring of Central Moreton Bay (Amity, Maroon and Moreton Banks), south-west Moreton Island, Horseshoe Bay at Peel Island and Deception Bay is conducted monthly, but may be increased to fortnightly if large blooms occur.
Monitoring of Pumicestone Passage occurs every 2 months.
Opportunistic inspections in eastern and southern Moreton Bay (for example South-west Moreton Island, Peel Island Reef, Pelican Banks, Prices Anchorage, Wangawallen Banks, Deanbilla Bay, Fisherman’s Island and Myora Springs) may occur if Lyngbya is reported. Local governments also opportunistically inspect relevant foreshores for Lyngbya presence.
Information is collated monthly.
Where is the program reported?
Last updated: 22 March 2013
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2013) Lyngbya Monitoring Program, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 April 2023. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/assessment/monitoring/current-and-future-monitoring/lyngbya-monitoring-program.html