Water currents in Queensland

Some of the Waverider buoy's operated by Queensland government now also measure water currents. The buoy off North Stradbroke Island is often in the path of the East Australia Current and can show the signature of the current as it flows southward.

Water current speed and direction off Tweed Heads

current speed and direction off North Stradbroke Island

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

Water current speed and direction off North Stradbroke Island

current speed and direction off North Stradbroke Island

Current speed and direction off Stradbroke Island in Queensland.

Water current speed and direction off Gold Coast (Palm Beach)

current speed and direction off North Stradbroke Island

Current speed and direction off Gold Coast (Palm Beach) 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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The oceans provide 99% of the living space on the planet containing 50-80% of all life.

 

The Oceans cover 70% of the earths suface

 

The deepest part of the ocean is called the Mariana Trench, which is around 7 miles deep and is located in the South Pacific Ocean.

 

 

The water pressure at the bottom of the Mariana Trench is eight tons per square inch. This means the pressure there is enough to crush you.

 

The largest mountain range is found underwater and is called the Mid-Oceanic Ridge that is around 65,000 kilometres long.

 

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.

 

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