About the theme


This review examines the effects of turbidity on all aspects of the coral life cycle of corals from gamete development to the early post settlement stage. The focus is on the effects of sediments on broadcast spawning species which usually dominate the tropical coral reef environment.


This review focuses on the biology of the reproductive cycle that could be susceptible to the effects of sediments (including high suspended sediment concentrations (SSCs), sediment deposition, and changes in light quality and quantity) and other dredging-associated pressures (including sound and sediment contamination).


Program: Dredging Science Program

Location: Pilbara and Kimberley

Theme Leader: Ross Jones, AIMS


Final Report