The Moreton Bay Marine Park consists of the waters of Moreton Bay, from Caloundra to the southern tip of South Stradbroke Island and extends three nautical miles seaward from Moreton Island and North and South Stradbroke islands.
Moreton Bay is one of the largest estuarine bays in Australia and sits in an ‘overlap zone’ where tropical and temperate species mix.
The habitats found in the marine park include open ocean, sandy beaches, coral reefs, rocky shores, seagrass and sponge beds, mangrove forests, mudflats and sandbanks.
The current zoning plan for Moreton Bay Marine Park commenced on 1 March 2009.
Details of the zoning plan can be accessed via the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science.
The site contains many resources including:
Many of the marine and estuarine areas of South East Queensland are contained within the Moreton Bay Marine Park.
Activities within the marine park are governed by the provisions of the Moreton Bay Marine Park Zoning Plan.
This plan has been developed over numerous iterations, each building on previous versions, to better protect and preserve the ecosystems of the area.
While photographs of live organisms are provided where available,specimens from the Moreton Bay area figured on this site have been
collected in accordance with the provisions of the current Moreton Bay Marine Park Zoning Plan,
or were collected at time when these provisions were not applicable to the collection site.