Water currents in Queensland

Water current speed and direction off North Stradbroke Island

The Waverider buoy operated by Queensland government off North Stradbroke Island now measures water currents. The buoy is in the path of the East Australia Current and often shows the signature of the current flow southward.

current speed and direction off North Stradbroke Island

Current speed and direction off Stradbroke Island in Queensland.

Water current speed and direction off Mackay

The Waverider buoy operated by Queensland government off Mackay now measures water currents.

current speed and direction off North Stradbroke Island

Current speed and direction off Mackay in Queensland.

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Marine Science facts

  • Half the Oxygen we breath is produced in the Ocean

 

  •  Irukandji jelly fish, with just a brush of venom leaves almost no mark. But after about a half hour you develop Irukandji syndrome, a debilitating mix of nausea, vomiting, severe pain, difficulty breathing, drenching sweating and sense of impending doom. You get so sick that your biggest worry is that you’re not going to die

 

  • The most remote point in the oceans is called Point Nemo

 

  • The Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans are known as the three major oceans.