Quantifying the pathways and fluxes of iron to Moreton Bay (2004–2007)
Recent investigations into the blooms of Lyngbya majuscula in Moreton Bay have identified dissolved iron, phosphorus and humic substances as important triggers of blooms. These chemicals are most likely sourced from land activities and transported by surface and ground water into the bay. Quantification of the groundwater discharge and associated chemical input to the bay has been identified by the Lyngbya Scientific Panel and the Lyngbya Management Steering Committee as a key issue for future Lyngbya scientific investigations. This project aims to investigate and quantify both surface and subsurface pathways and fluxes of iron to the bay.