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 Bilinga

Gold Coast wave height and period


Gold Coast wave height and period

Gold Coast Main Beach

Gold Coast wave height and period

Gold Coast, Palm Beach

Wave height and period off North Stradbroke Island

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

Wide Bay 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 Mackay

Abbot Point

Abbot Point wave height and period

Wave power spectrum off Abbot Point

Townsville


Townsville wave height and period


Cairns

Cairns wave height and period

Cape Flattery

Cape Flattery wave height and period

Weipa

Weipa wave height and period

Skardon River

Weipa wave height and period

Poruma Island Torres Strait

Wave power spectrum off Skardon River

Marine Science News

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Animals sleep, but little is known about how sharks do it

Sculptures headed for Great Barrier Reef display

Marine Science facts

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 40,390 miles 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.

 

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

 

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