Casuarina beach stinking

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Casuarina beach stinking

Post by Jeno » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:56 am

Just a quick note, the family and I went for a walk down at Casuarina beach yesterday evening....there was a decided smell coming off the beach. Soon worked out what the smell was as the tide started to flood in bringing with it a carpet of a dark green algae bloom. It was frothing up on the beaching waves and I saw absolutely no bait fish down there at all! This didn't look like the usual reef/coral spawn that you get, definitely an algae type substance.

Anyway just thought it might be of interest.


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Re: Casuarina beach stinking

Post by jeffish » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:43 pm

Hmmm , just after big springs maybe an untreated discharge from Buff ck . Release the pooooooo :moon: :naughty:

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Re: Casuarina beach stinking

Post by Captain6979 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:20 pm

Heh heh....."discharge"...... Gosh I love that word!!! Ha ha!

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Re: Casuarina beach stinking

Post by Jeno » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:36 am

I reckon that would be it Matt....I hadn't seen that report but definitely what we encountered....and as I said it was more an algae bloom than coral spawn.
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Re: Casuarina beach stinking

Post by Matt Flynn » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:51 am

Usually "coral spawn" is trichodesmium ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichodesmium

Seems to be more of it around. I asked a long-term local at Dingo Beach, Qld, if there was more around his area in recent years and he seemed to think so.

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