Coastal Observations: Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Chanson, Hubert (2006) Coastal Observations: Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Shore and Beach, 74 2: 17-18.

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Author Chanson, Hubert
Title Coastal Observations: Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Journal name Shore and Beach   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0037-4237
Publication date 2006-01-01
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 74
Issue 2
Start page 17
End page 18
Total pages 2
Place of publication Fort Myers, Fla., USA
Publisher American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (Corvallis)
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject 291205 Ocean Engineering
290000 Engineering and Technology
260403 Physical Oceanography
260000 Earth Sciences
291200 Maritime Engineering
290802 Water and Sanitary Engineering
260400 Oceanography
290800 Civil Engineering
290899 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
770402 Land and water management
Abstract Heron Island is a coral cay island located 72 km NE off Gladstone, Queensland on the Tropic of Capricorn (Fig. 1 and 2). It is on the Southern part of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef extending along the North-East coast of Australia. The island area is only 42 acres with a circumference of 1.8 km. The photographs show several aspects of the island, including the wreck of HMCS Protector, the wooden gantry previously used to transfer safely people and supply from the outer reef to the lagoon and the deepwater harbour with the concrete block system used to maintain the tidal range and times in the reef despite the harbour excavations.
Keyword Heron Island
Great Barrier Reef
Coral Cay
HMCS Protector
References Photographs of Coastlines of Australia {} Heron Island Walk About {}
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes CHANSON, H. (2006). "Coastal Observations: Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia." Shore & Beach, Vol. 74, No. 2, pp. 17-18 & Front cover (ISSN 0037-4237).

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