Saldanha Bay & Langebaan Lagoon “State of the Bay” monitoring

“State of the Bay” Monitoring programme and reports for Saldanha Bay and Langebaan Lagoon in 2004, and annually between 2008 and 2017
Saldanha Bay Water Quality Forum Trust
South Africa

Anchor has conducted the “State of the Bay” Monitoring programme for Saldanha Bay and Langebaan Lagoon annually since 2008. A detailed report is produced each year that summarises all available data and information on activities and discharges affecting the health of the Bay, and in particular, ecological indicators such as Chlorophyll a, aquatic macrophytes, benthic macrofauna, fish and birds. Annual surveys are conducted by Anchor Environmental each year to collect data on rocky intertidal macrofauna (8 stations), soft bottom benthic macrofauna (48 stations), fish (18 stations), water birds in Langebaan Lagoon and seabird breeding colonies on five offshore islands in Saldanha Bay.