Flinders ARC LP230100230 Threats to the water quality and ecosystem of Coffin Bay, South Australia

Project: Research

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Description

Coffin Bay (South Australia) is experiencing worsening environmental conditions despite its major economic and ecological importance. Research is needed to understand the cause of this decline, particularly in light of a recent bacterial outbreak that impacted the aquaculture industry. This multidisciplinary project aims to deliver world-leading scientific advice based on novel field techniques and innovative models of this complex inverse estuary system and its surrounding catchment. The new understanding of the sources, fluxes and fate of nutrients within the bay and the surrounding catchment, arising from this project, is expected to benefit management decision- making and establish a new standard in estuarine water quality investigation.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date22/05/2421/05/27

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