Current Queensland Wave Conditions

These images represent the current wave height and wave period up to two hours ago. The data is measured by wave rider buoys operated by the Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation 

Gold Coast


Gold Coast wave height and period

Gold Coast, Palm Beach

Gold Coast, Palm Beach wave height and period.

Wave power spectrum off Palm Beach, Gold Coast

East of North Stradbroke Island

Wave height and period off North Stradbroke Island

Wave power spectrum off North Stradbroke Island

Water current speed and direction off North Stradbroke Island.

North Moreton Bay

North Moreton Bay wave height and period.

Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba wave height and direction

Wide Bay

Mooloolaba wave height and direction

Bundaberg

Bundaberg wave height and period

Gladstone


Gladstone wave height and period

Emu Park, North of Curtis Island


Emu Park wave height and period

Hay Point

Hay Point wave height and period

Mackay


Mackay wave height and period

Wave power spectrum off North Stradbroke Island

Abbot Point

Abbot Point wave height and period

Townsville


Townsville wave height and period


Cairns

Cairns wave height and period

Weipa

Weipa (Albatross Bay wave height and period

Marine Science News

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Southern reefs recover from bleaching

AI to ‘go fish’

West coast reefs warming up

Octogenarian snapper found in WA becomes oldest tropical reef fish by two decades

Squid-inspired robot swims with nature’s most efficient marine animals

Marine Science facts

The oceans provide 99% of the living space on the planet containing 50-80% of all life.

Sponges are older than dinosaurs.

 

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.