Coastal Observations: North Stradbroke Island, Moreton Bay, Australia

Chanson, Hubert (2006) Coastal Observations: North Stradbroke Island, Moreton Bay, Australia. Shore and Beach, 74 2: 38-39.

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Author Chanson, Hubert
Title Coastal Observations: North Stradbroke Island, Moreton Bay, Australia
Journal name Shore and Beach   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0037-4237
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 74
Issue 2
Start page 38
End page 39
Total pages 2
Editor Ron Flick
Place of publication United States
Publisher American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (Corvallis)
Collection year 2006
Subject 291205 Ocean Engineering
291100 Environmental Engineering
290000 Engineering and Technology
291299 Maritime Engineering not elsewhere classified
260403 Physical Oceanography
260499 Oceanography not elsewhere classified
260000 Earth Sciences
291200 Maritime Engineering
300100 Soil and Water Sciences
300199 Soil and Water Sciences not elsewhere classified
300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences
290802 Water and Sanitary Engineering
260400 Oceanography
290800 Civil Engineering
290899 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
291199 Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified
C1
770402 Land and water management
Abstract North Stradbroke Island is located 30 km southeast of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is part of a series of three large sandy islands separating Moreton Bay from the Pacific Ocean. These are South Stradbroke Island, North Stradbroke Island and Moreton Island. On Sept. 3, 1894, the barque Cambus Wallace wrecked off Stradbroke Island around the narrow isthmus of Tuleen. Explosives from the salvaged cargo were detonated, weakening the dunes. Storms and rough seas in the following years helped the sea to break through Stradbroke island, creating the Jumpinpin Bar. North Stradbroke Island is about 38 km long and 11 km wide. On the Pacific Ocean side, Main Beach extends for 32 km. Locally known as "Straddie", North Stadbroke Island has several freshwater lakes, waterways and lagoons. Whales, dolphins, turtles and manta rays are regularly spotted from Point Lookout headland and the North Gorge. More than 253 species of bird life live here, including Little Penguin, Wandering Albatross, Great Cormorant, Black Swan, Whistling Kite, White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Galah, Tawny Frogmouth, Azure Kingfisher, Forest Kingfisher, Red-backed Kingfisher and Sacred Kingfisher. Figure 6 shows a whale spotted off Main Beach.
Keyword North Stadbroke island
Queensland coast
sandy island
Moreton Bay
Australian coastline
References Carter, P., Durbidge, E. and Cooke-Bramley, J., 1994. "Historic North Stradbroke Island." North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum Association, Dunwich Qld, Australia. Clifford, H.T. and Specht, R.L., 1979. "The Vegetation of North Stradbroke Island." University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Australia INTERNET LINKS Photographs of Coastlines of Australia : http://www.uq.edu.au/~e2hchans/photo.html#Coast_Australia North Stradbroke Island : http://www.stradbrokeholidays.com.au/index.php North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum Association : http://amol.org.au/guide/instn.asp?ID=Q042 Moreton Bay and islands : http://www.moretonbayislands.com.au/
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes CHANSON, H. (2006). "Coastal Observations: North Stradbroke Island, Moreton Bay, Australia." Shore & Beach, Vol. 74, No. 2, pp. 38-39 (ISSN 0037-4237).

 
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