Port Curtis Integrated Monitoring Program - Bio Accumulation

Temporal Range: From 26-Nov-2012 To 16-Nov-2018

Resource Summary

PCIMP monitored across 15 sampling zones (54 water sites) in Port Curtis assessing the water quality and health of Port Curtis, with sites ranging from the Narrows in the north to Colosseum Inlet in the south. Included in the zones were sites within the State and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park zones.


Three batches of ten (10) oysters were attached to buoys at each of the 54 sites across the Harbour. The oysters can accumulate metals from the water to provide an indication of the average concentration of metals in the water over the time they were deployed. Oysters were deployed two times a year in March and August and left in the water for approximately three months. Oysters are used to measure bioaccumulation of metals, metalloids and fluoride.

Cite this Record
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). (2015). Port Curtis Integrated Monitoring Program - Bio Accumulation, https://apps.aims.gov.au/metadata/view/634a00dc-e6f9-45fe-ac28-6e70c31bbbea, accessed 30-Jul-2021.