1997-8: Moreton Bay Queensland. Pesticides detected: Atrazine and Diuron.

In the analyses of sediment and intertidal seagrass samples from along the Queensland coast in 1997 and 1998, Haynes et al (2000a) found atrazine between 0.1 and 0.3ug/kg, and diuron from 0.2 to 10.1ug/kg (up to 1.7ug/kg in seagrass). The highest levels were mainly in samples collected along the high rainfall, tropical coast between Townsville and Port Douglas and in Moreton Bay.

Source: p145/6 Pesticide Use in Australia. A Review Undertaken by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.