Harmful algae blooms

Algal blooms can impact marine life and human health and usually appear after heavy rainfall and subsequent warm and sunny weather. Both Port Phillip Bay and the Gippsland Lakes have experienced algal blooms (seven between 1997 and 2016). However, data on their extent and frequency beyond those two areas are limited.

Port Phillip Bay, All Gippsland Lakes, Other Marine and Coastal Areas
Bloom type, abundance, diversity, extent, duration