Island Research Stations Newsletter 2015
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A curious resident of the Moreton Bay Research Station display tank - an ocellaris clownfish - D. Alexander
Newsletter 2015
Published November 2015
MBRS Station Manager
Mr Kevin Townsend
HIRS Station Manager
Dr Elizabeth Perkins
Moreton Bay Research Station
PO Box 138,
Dunwich QLD, 4183
Ph: +61 7 3409 9058
Email: [email protected]
Heron Island Research Station
Heron Island
via Gladstone QLD 4680
Ph: +61 7 4978 1399
Email: [email protected]
Research Facilities Manager
Dr Clint Chapman
Email: [email protected]
Research Facilities Project Officer
Ms Lucy Hurrey
Email: [email protected]
Cover images: A green turtle heads out to sea after laying her eggs – D. Chapman; a Humpback passing by MBRS
– L. Trippett; a kangaroo casts a watchful eye over her joey – L. Trippett; Spoonbills take flight in Moreton Bay - L.
Trippett; a close-up of a jellyfish washed ashore at Cylinder Beach – L. Trippett.
Moreton Bay Research Station
Heron Island Research Station
Moreton Bay Research Station (MBRS) is located 40 kilometres
east of Brisbane on the Moreton Bay side of North Stradbroke
Island, providing direct access to the waters of Moreton Bay and
the Pacific Ocean as well as the unique terrestrial environments
of the 27,700 hectare sand island.
Situated on the southern Great Barrier Reef, 80 km offshore from
the city of Gladstone, Heron Island Research Station (HIRS)
is the oldest and largest marine research station on the Reef.
With crystal clear water and near pristine conditions, the Station
provides easy and direct access to the marine environment.
Lying on the convergence of the eastern Australian subtropical and temperate zones, North Stradbroke Island and
the surrounding waters support an incredibly diverse range of
terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems on which to base
research and education activities.
Owned and operated by The University of Queensland, HIRS
is internationally renowned for coral reef research and student
training in marine sciences. Facilities and equipment rarely found
in an offshore facility combined with its enviable position on the
world’s largest reef make HIRS the ideal location for climate
change research.
Also owned and operated by the University of Queensland, the
research station offers accommodation for up to 96 guests in a
range of accommodation styles. Modern research laboratories,
teaching space and lecture theatres, boating facilities and a
fabulous location attract visiting scientists and academics from
around the world each year. The permanent staff of five are
available to assist with planning your visit and provide scientific
and boating support as required.
Moreton Bay Research Station, uniquely positioned and easily accessible
for field or laboratory based research, conferences, workshops and
educational groups - OMC
The Station caters to Australian and international researchers and
educational groups, offering modern wet and dry laboratories,
indoor and outdoor aquaria, a large animal holding tank, separate
research and teaching laboratories, seminar facilities, a library,
computer room and extensive boating and diving facilities. A
permanent staff of ten are available to provide scientific services,
boating, diving and technical support.
Heron Island Research Station, a world class research, conference and
teaching facility located on the doorstep of the magnificent Great Barrier
Reef - OMC
2015 has been a year of change,
with the introduction of a new catering
company, the creation of two station
assistant positions and a new face in
housekeeping. The caterer, 4 Simplicity,
started at the station in September. With
a fresh new menu and strong customer
focus, feedback from clients has been
overwhelmingly positive. We would also
like to welcome our new staff: station
assistants Morgan Chance and Matt
Hayes and housekeeper, with Spotless,
Andrew Perry.
Staff were recognised in the UQ Awards
for Excellence and the Healthy Waterways
Awards this year. At the UQ Awards,
Morgan and Kathryn received an Award for
Excellence in Innovation and Martin and I
were part of a team who won the Award for
Excellence in Wellness and Safety. Kathy
and her team won the Healthy Waterways
Research Award for their work on the
impact of marine debris on sea turtles.
External funding from local mining
company Sibelco Pty Ltd continued to
support several of our outreach projects
– including the MBRS Open Day and the
ever-popular Mad Science Club. Sibelco
will also provide funding for postgraduate
grants to encourage research in 2016.
The station has been in the news this
year, with the “turtles in swimsuits” story,
highlighting the research of Owen Coffee,
officially going viral. The story was featured
in news outlets around the world and
translated into multiple languages, helping
raise the international profile of MBRS.
We have continued co-ordinating the
maintenance and data download for
the “Moreton Bay Array”, a joint venture
between UQ, JCU, CSIRO, and DEHP
consisting of 23 acoustic receiving stations
placed strategically around Moreton Bay to
track tagged animals. This data is shared
on the IMOS - AATAMS network, benefiting
many researchers.
We look forward to an exciting and
productive 2016, filled with even more
opportunities for collaboration, research
and education and hope to welcome you
back on station in the near future.
Kangaroo at sunset, Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island - L. Trippett
Station Manager,
Moreton Bay Research Station
year started off with a flurry of
activity in the form of a significant round
of maintenance works across the station.
Much of the works involved repairs and
upkeep to the building exteriors including
carpentry work, plumbing and some
painting. These works will help to ensure
the facility remains at a high standard
for our clients. Many thanks must go to
all the clients who visited the station over
that period for being incredibly patient of
the works.
Upgrade and replacement of equipment
remained a strong focus this year with
the station investigating the purchase
for a new research vessel, repairs to the
rigid hull inflatable vessels, a new tractor
and many other purchases across the
station. We also began scoping plans
to improve the stations seawater intake.
2016 promises to be very busy!
We welcomed Brad Latimer back to
our Maintenance team. As a qualified
electrician Brad’s skills are vital to the
stations operations and can also be
utilised by our researchers. Kimberly
Condon joined the housekeeping team
and has been a delightful addition.
Kim’s hard working and friendly attitude
has been wonderful to have around the
2015 was once again a strong year for the
station. We welcomed first time groups
and researchers to the station, many of
which we’ll see again next year. With
facility operations moving strongly forward
our focus now turns to improvement and
innovation. We are now looking at what
new ideas might strengthen the stations
standing as a world class research
station. This process will rely heavily on
input from our clientele so we strongly
encourage you to provide feedback and
ideas that we can implement to make
the station more visible, dynamic and
We hope your 2015 was a safe and
productive one and we look forward to
seeing you in 2016!
Brown boobys resting on the wreck Heron Island - E. Perkins
Station Manager,
Heron Island Research Station
Researchers collecting invertebrates in front of
the Station - L. Trippett
PhD researcher, Owen Coffee, releasing a turtle on Station Beach surrounded by volunteers and
onlookers - L. Trippett
The Research Station’s location on the
second largest sand island, on the doorstep
of Moreton Bay, allows visitors to conduct a
wide range of both terrestrial and marine
activities. With a diverse boat fleet and
two four-wheel drives, the Island and Bay
are open to explore. This year, the Station
continued to host researchers from a broad
range of disciplines.
investigating the ability of filefish to change
their skin colouration when faced with the
challenge of changing backgrounds in their
habitat. The ability to camouflage well is a
key factor in surviving predation.
Post-flood, grass not greener
Peter Hannington, a PhD candidate at
The University of Queensland, utilised the
station’s boating fleet to study the effect of
a major flood event on seagrass in Moreton
Bay. 50% of the seagrass meadow was
lost, with massive potential impacts to the
ecosystem and the organisms which rely
on these important habitats.
Life and times of dolphins
Post-doctoral researcher, Ina Ansmann
has been a regular station visitor throughout
her PhD, taking advantage of the Station’s
proximity to the Bay and boating fleet to
monitor dolphins. She recently published
her findings on how dolphins use resource
partitioning for food and habitat providing
valuable information for the management
and conservation of this iconic species.
Turtle togs
The most well-covered research story this
year focused on turtles in swimsuits. UQ
PhD student Owen Coffee and researcher
Carmen da Silva, have developed an
ingenious solution for collecting turtle
faeces in the open ocean by dressing the
turtles in stylish, customised swimsuits.
Owen is researching the diet of endangered
sea turtles in the hope of locating their
foraging areas to better protect the species.
Find more research highlights in
the 2015 Publications!
Rising seas, turbid times
Increases in sea level can threaten
mangrove forests. However, it is predicted
that tidal wetlands can keep pace with sea
level rise if soil build-up keeps pace with
the sea level rise. UQ researcher, Cath
Lovelock identified that there were few tests
of these predictions in mangrove forests
and set out to examine this in Moreton Bay.
Cath found that the predictions were correct
for fine sediments, but not necessarily
coarse sediments. These findings will help
researchers to better predict the impacts of
sea level rise on coastal communities.
Filefish: create change
Ben Gilby, a UQ PhD candidate who spends
much of his time at MBRS, has been
Divers assisting with collecting the Moreton Bay Array on a particularly clear day - L. Trippett
UQ researcher Carolina Castro Sanguino keeps a close eye on her climate change experiment - P.
Sean Williamson measuring a green turtle egg
- C. Neilson
and water chemistry to better understand
their response and resilience to such
evaluate the variability in air-sea CO2
fluxes by conducting high resolution
How sea cucumbers roll
Algae vs Coral
Once again, HIRS saw a varied group of
researchers pass through the Station in
2015 showcasing the breadth of research
that can be carried out from the facility.
Taking a break
The station hosted Monash University
PhD student Sean Williamson who
was studying how long green sea turtle
embryos take to break embryonic arrest
following being laid. Using incubation
experiments in the laboratory he looked
at how variations in oxygen availability
affected embryonic development.
One cell at a time
University of Sydney PhD student
Kennedy Wolfe spent a month on Heron
Island delving in to the ecological role of
sea cucumbers to understand how reef
function is affected by these animals. His
research provides crucial information for
the establishment of sustainable fisheries
practices, sea cucumber conservation,
and reef resilience, especially in the face
of climate change.
Dr Dorothea Bender spent many
months on Heron this year with a large
experimental setup. Her project aims
to investigate the chemical effects of a
benthic macroalga on a common coral,
located downstream of the algae, under
present and future conditions. In the
future, ocean acidification and increasing
seawater temperatures are expected to
have negative effects on coral calcification
and therefore on reef growth and survival.
Benthic algae, amongst other organisms,
are competing for space with reef-building
Dr Daniel Nielsen and Dr Katherina Petrou
have been studying coral bleaching
on Heron Island, one cell at a time. By
building the first-ever live-imaging microfluidic chamber system they exposed
coral cells to controlled environmental
conditions such as high light, temperature
Buoys at work
Dorothea Bender with her study species
Sargassum - E. Perkins
Katie Hillyer preparing corals for her experiment - M. Heselwood
This year HIRS Boating and Diving
staff assisted CSIRO in retrieving and
redeploying their buoy system from the
waters around Heron Island. This buoy
has been established at Heron Island
since 2009 and its primary mission is to
For more information, check
out the 2015 Publications!
Kathy with Oodgi BiBe - K. Townsend
Mad Scientists in action - K. Townsend
Dr. Kathy Townsend is a long-term team member
at Moreton Bay Research Station. She has been a
focal point for education, outreach, and research
activities on the station since 2000. She is
responsible for Stradbroke Island Science Camps,
community outreach, and research liaison, and
because of these commitments; her days are full
and varied.
08:00 Walk to work.
08:15 Arrive at station, check in with guests.
08:30 Photograph and interview researchers,
write press release on latest research
happening at station. Update station
Facebook page.
09:00 Liaise with school teachers about
Stradbroke Island Science Camps.
10:00 Morning tea.
10:15 Respond to stranded sea turtle. Place
on drip, clean, give freshwater bath.
Inform QPWS and QYAC, organise
transport, check throughout day.
10:45 Meet with visiting postgraduate
students to discuss projects, provide
local knowledge and technical advice.
11:00 Staff meet to discuss week ahead.
12:00 Lunch.
12:45 Arrange dive team and boats for
Moreton Bay Array retrieval.
13:30 Organisation for MBRS Open Day.
14:00 Mad Science Club at Dunwich State
Secondary School, meet the senior
Mad Scientists.
15:30 Guest lecture for overseas university
group on marine conservation.
16:30 Walk home along the beach.
Providing first aid to and completing paperwork for Barry, the stranded turtle - K. Townsend
Skippering on one of the Station’s
vessels, Pelagia - K. Townsend
Giving a lecture to undergraduates on human
impacts on the environment - K. Towsend
MBRS strongly supports research programs that promote
research relevant to Moreton Bay, its terrestrial habitats,
surrounding waters, social and cultural environments. MBRS
offers scholarships to UQ PhD and Honours students.
The Heron Island Research Scholarship is a merit-based
scheme. It promotes early career research programs at Heron
Island Research Station by helping researchers from The
University of Queensland either develop new research projects
at the Station or expand existing ones.
The Semester I Research Scholarship was awarded to
Amber Jesse, an Honours student from the School of Biological
Sciences. Amber is studying microbial fermentation in the
hindgut of dugongs. The second Research Scholarship was
awarded to Joshua Thia, a PhD student from the School of
Biological Sciences, studying dispersal, connectivity, and local
habitat partitioning in the Cocos frill goby.
The Semester II Research Scholarship was awarded to Daniel
Huston, a PhD student from the School of Biological Sciences for
his project investigating the life cycles of trematodes of Moreton
Bay. The second Research Scholarship was awarded to
Nicholas Wee, an Honours student from the School of Biological
Sciences, identifying the number of species of Proctoeces
trematodes in fishes in Moreton Bay.
The Semester I Research Scholarship was awarded to James
Sadler, a PhD candidate in the School of Earth Sciences. James
is using coral cores to investigate the riddle of reef spur and
grooves to provide valuable insights into how they form and
evolve with time.
The Semester II Research Scholarship was awarded to Tahsha
Say, a PhD student from the School of Biological Sciences for her
project which aims to understand how free-swimming, sponge
larvae sense their environment to find a suitable home on the
Great Barrier Reef.
These scholarships are available every semester and further
details can be found on the Station websites:
hirs/scholarships and
James Sadler and assistant coring on the Great
Barrier Reef - J. Sadler
Tahsha Say taking a break from snorkelling off
Heron Island - T. Say
Joshua Thia collecting gobies in a rock intertidal
pool - J. Thia
Daniel Huston - D. Huston
Amber Jesse’s study animal, the dugong - stock
Nicholas Wee - N. Wee
The team of volunteers and staff at the 2015 MBRS Open Day; without them, the day would not have been possible - K. Townsend
For MBRS, 2015 was a year of community
support, outreach and education.
Early in the year, the station, the
Quandamooka Rangers, Sea World,
and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife
Service worked together to save Barry
the turtle, who was found with a severe
case of floating syndrome. Once Barry was
stabilised, QPWS took him to Sea World for
a full assessment and antibiotic treatment.
The Station hosted traditional Hawaiian
Voyaging Canoe Hōkūleʻa as it sails
around the World to promote Indigenous
Knowledge, Ocean Restoration and Global
Sustainability. The Captain of the Hōkūleʻa,
Kālepa Baybayan, gave an excellent
presentation about the vessel and journey.
Dr Kathy Townsend travelled to Heron
Island for the 2015 Marine Teachers
Association of Queensland Conference
which provided a great opportunity to
promote the Stradbroke Island Science
Camps to teachers. MBRS is looking
forward to hosting the 2016 MTAQ
conference and to showcasing the Station
facilities and what is unique to North
Stradbroke Island.
The 2015 MBRS Open Day was once
again a wonderful success. Supported by
funding from Sibelco Australia and SEQ
Catchments, the day had something for
all of the 1000 plus guests who attended.
A Welcome to Country by Quandamooka
elders Aunty Margaret Iselin and Aunty
Bernice Fischer set the scene for the
sharing of knowledge between cultures.
UQ Associate Professor Ian Tibbetts lead
guided marine walks on the foreshore,
and Quandamooka man Matthew Burns
took guests on a Goompie Trail, sharing
his traditional knowledge of the area. The
research talks from twenty experts in their
field were well attended, while the art
workshops, Gecko Wildlife show and Mad
Science Club Show were a hit with the kids.
We were honoured by the presence of
multiple VIP’s, including Redland City
Councillor Craig Ogilvie, the Goodman
Family (long term supporters of UQ and
MBRS), and Professor Ian Gentle, Deputy
Executive Dean (Science). However, the
biggest thanks goes to the 30 Open Day
volunteers. Without their help, the event
would not have been such a success.
Barry the green sea turtle in triage at MBRS. A second turtle, Billy, arrived with similar symptoms a
week later, highlighting the need to keep plastic and other rubbish out of the ocean - K. Townsend
Ben Potts and Lochie Fowler engage some resort guest at the HIRS Open Day - P. Dusseau
2015 was an exciting year for HIRS with a
strong focus on community engagement
and education.
particular focus on the epaulette sharks
and their amazing walking ability and the
climate change experiment.
The station once again had a presence
at the UQ St Lucia Open Day. It was
wonderful to have so many high school
students coming up enquiring about a
future in marine science. This year we
also held our very own Open Day on the
island. Coinciding with school holidays,
we welcomed over 200 resort guests to
the station to learn more about the facility,
the research that happens here and
citizen science. Thanks to the Coral Reef
Ecosystem Lab for their wonderful tour of
the Climate Change project.
Wondering what the visibility is like before
you get out on the water? With a live
camera feed now setup at Harry’s Bommie
you can find out. A collaborative project
between AIMS and UQ saw the installation
of a live camera feed at Harry’s Bommie
this year. You can see what’s happening
underwater without even getting wet!
David Attenborough enjoys a boat ride with Ben
Potts on the research station boat - B. Potts
Lucy Hurrey helps some resort guests interact
at the touch tank - E. Perkins
The station had a great time hosting
the Marine Teachers Association of
Queensland annual conference this year.
This conference brings together marine
teachers to discuss the syllabus and learn
new techniques for engaging students in
Marine Science.
It was a privilege and an honour to welcome
Sir David Attenborough to the station
late last year. Accompanied by a large film
crew, they spent the week filming, with a
The location and facilities of MBRS
make the Station popular with
secondary and tertiary groups alike.
With an extensive diversity of both
marine and terrestrial habitats on your
doorstep, learning experiences can be
tailored to fit your needs.
“I would like to express my warmest
thanks to all our course faculty and
assistants for their expertise and
enthusiasm, and to the Manager and
staff of the Moreton Bay Research
Station for their friendly and efficient
support.” - Noosa Christian College
Bird-spotting in the Bay, a favourite resting spot
for migratory birds - L. Trippett
Lessons in seine netting on the intertidal flats in
front of the Station - L. Trippett
Students can access a wide range of scientific
equipment at the Station - D. Alexander
“The trip to MBRS was a really
fantastic educational experience for
my students. Many told me that prior
to the visit, they had not thought that
the environment was important, but
that their trip to Straddie changed
their mind. It was a very valuable
experience, and the MBRS provided
an excellent venue which was an
important factor.” - UQ Environmental
Systems Engineering
“The support we received from the
staff at MBRS during the planning of
our course was only a precursor to the
amazingly helpful, accommodating
and flexible assistance we received
during our time a the station. Nothing
was a problem.” - Lesley Douglas,
Blue Planet Marine
Sandy intertidal exploring in Moreton Bay - A.
International students on a trip to the unique
and sacred Myora Springs - L. Trippett
Yabbie collecting from Station Beach - M.
Hands-on learning opportunities create fun
educational experiences - D. Alexander
Senior high school, undergraduate
and postgraduate groups use HIRS
facilities as an integral part of their
degree programs. World class facilities
and immediate access to the reef
provide exceptional opportunities for
hands-on learning.
“HIRS is as well presented as ever. It’s
nice to see some improvements and
that the station is being well maintained.
All staff were very efficient and friendly,
nothing was a trouble.” - Jamison High
Students head down to the beach for a boat
snorkel - J. Waters
The reef flat makes the perfect classroom - J.
Student with corals collected from the reef flat
adjacent to the research station - E. Berger
opportunities that this world class
facility offers our students. The resident
scientific staff and visiting researchers
Coombabah State High School
We were delighted to hear that St
Andrew’s Anglican College student
Emily Korrum won the Senior Scientist
Award at the University of Sunshine
Coast’s 2015 Science Research Awards
for her experiment ‘Coral Surface Area
and Morphology’. Emily’s experiment
compared the distribution of coral at
varying depths off Heron Island. Emily
spent a week at the research station
in April designing her experiment and
then collecting her data. It is great to
see her recognised and we hope to see
Emily back on station soon.
Microscopes come in handy for studying the
many organisms found on the reef - G. Hall
Lochie Fowler with a bubble demonstration - P.
Students ready to get in the water at one of the
snorkel sites around Heron Reef - M. Purdie
Students get on board for a day out on the
water - J. Waters
Situated on a coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef and on one of
Australia’s largest sand islands are the Heron Island Research
Station and the Moreton Bay Research Station. Both facilities are
situated in the heart of Australia’s most biodiverse environments
and are completely dedicated to research and education of
Australia’s coastal and marine environments. These facilities
attract national and international visitation from high schools to
Universities alike and play a crucial role in advancing cutting edge
research and promoting the importance of Australia’s wonderful
coastal and marine habitats. By supporting the Research Stations
with cash or in-kind donations, your gift will contribute to groundbreaking research, advancing global education and creating a
sustainable future.
Supporters who give $500 or more (tax-deductible) can become a
Friend of the Station.
Find out more!
Find out how you can get involved in supporting our Island
Research Stations by visiting or
As a Friend of the Station, some of the benefits you will receive
include a supporter t-shirt, a personalised tour of the Station of
your choice, your name on a plaque on the Station as well as your
name printed in the newsletter which you will receive a copy of
each year.
Kerry and Peter Skellern generously decided to encourage guests
at their combined birthday party to donate to the Heron Island
Research Station. The Station staff were happy to welcome Kerry
and Peter’s daughter when she visited the Station with her high
school and thank the family personally for their generosity.
Jack Goodacre kindly donated to HIRS and his donation was
matched by his employer, Quadrant Energy.
Sibelco Australia Ltd, a mineral and metal extraction company on
North Stradbroke Island, continues to provide financial support for
MBRS Open Day and the Mad Science Club.
A copy of the annual Island Research Newsletter and
Research Station merchandise - just some of the benefits
to becoming a Friend of the Station - L. Hurrey
The Central Boating and Diving Facility
was commissioned in 2005 as a central
service for marine fieldwork. Providing
research vessels, specialised scuba
equipment and highly qualified personnel;
boating and diving facilities at the Faculty
of Science provide unmatched support for
research and education.
The Central Boating and Diving Facility
continues to offer the ADAS Part 1
Restricted (Scientific) Dive Course
(80927ACT) and once again its was
popular with students across The
University of Queensland.
UQ was the first university to offer a
nationally accredited scientific diving
course and remains the only Group of
Eight Universities to provide this level
of training in-house. The intense three
week dive course gives participants the
necessary knowledge and skills to safely
perform scientific diving tasks in a range
of environments. Safety is a course
priority, and we ensure that students
master basic skills with scuba equipment
before task loading participants with work
and environmental challenges.
There was also some new equipment
introduced to the facility this year. Finding
deployed equipment can be like searching
for a needle in a haystack so this year the
Facility upgraded the GPS/Sounder units
on Proteus and Scarus to assist in this
often difficult task.
The new units update the GPS much more
frequently than preceding units, adding
to the accuracy of the GPS position and
increasing the ability of the skipper to put
the boat back on the same spot every
The units are also equipped with the latest
generation of scanning sonar, allowing
researchers to visualise underwater
terrain without resorting to towed cameras
or divers. This will aid in identification
of suitable areas for deployment of
equipment and increase the capacity to
locate and check on the orientation of
deployed equipment.
Email [email protected]
au to find out how we can assist you
with your boating and diving needs
The freshwater Karawatha Quarry, the primary training site for students completing the ADAS course - C. Heatherington
Proteus’ new sounder in action - M. Phillips
Recent cohort of ADAS students pool training - C. Heatherington
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