Brown scum on the water

Hi guys,

anyone know what the brown scum on the water is off Karratha, doesnt seem to effect the fish got a couple of snapper and a cod on saturday. Got caught on the way back the wind came up and made it fairly ordinary trip in

BWS


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 It's coral spoof aka coral

Sun, 2013-01-06 16:53

 It's coral spoof aka coral spawn 

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My understanding was that

Sun, 2013-01-06 18:14

My understanding was that coral spawn occur once a year and the brown scum is actually just an algae bloom. Occurs quite a few time throughout the year.

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Hmm it does seemed to be

Sun, 2013-01-06 18:18

Hmm it does seemed to be timed with the big moon just passed? Do all types of coral all bloom at the same time?

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noticed a fair bit west of

Sun, 2013-01-06 17:24

noticed a fair bit west of rotto last week ...pulled a dhuey amongst it so can't be a bad thing

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Perth

Sun, 2013-01-06 17:39

 Has been heaps of it off Perth lately

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 bit racist??  Lol just

Sun, 2013-01-06 18:49

 bit racist??  Lol just kidden... definatly coral spawn

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Dead plankton?

Sun, 2013-01-06 18:56

 I believe it's plankton or dead plankton

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http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/155

Sun, 2013-01-06 19:19

http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/15556/

 

http://www.nretas.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/14021/whatslickoct08.pdf

 

http://www.watoday.com.au/environment/spawning-coral-set-to-impress-20110324-1c81u.html

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Hmm the first one seems to

Sun, 2013-01-06 19:43

Hmm the first one seems to say it could be coral (mentions secondary spawns), but then the second one sounds pretty close, pity there are no pics.

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The one he is talking about

Sun, 2013-01-06 19:50

The one he is talking about usually happen around 3-4 times a year that I see anyway.

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Coral Spawn

Wed, 2013-01-09 08:54

 Yeah mate definitely coral spawn

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Might start grabbing samples

Wed, 2013-01-09 09:15

Might start grabbing samples and putting it under a microscope for id. I spoke to someone at the Darwin museum a few years ago after the constant arguements about what it actually was. (It was algae 90% of the time)

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It is definately Algae or

Mon, 2013-01-14 02:47

It is definately Algae or Phytoplankton, corals predominately spawn during the equinoctial tides with a major spawning in April and minor spawning in October, the few that spawn outside these times would not be enough to be noticeable. When this Phytoplankton get thick enough it starts turning Brown/green and purple of all colours and stinks when it washes up on the shore.

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What! That actually sounds

Wed, 2013-01-23 19:10

What! That actually sounds feasable - You are now out of the Day family - you wont fit in.

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Sorry mate, a moment of

Fri, 2013-01-25 16:37

Sorry mate, a moment of lucidity, back to me old stupid self :-)

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Heaps of it

Wed, 2013-01-23 20:47

Have seen heaps of it out off Geographe shoals right through to Bedout Island, but usually a lot earlier in the year, October November