Astronaut Paolo Nespoli captured from ISS Brisbane and Moreton Bay. Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia after Sydney and Melbourne.
Brisbane is in the southeast corner of Queensland. Brisbane’s metropolitan area sprawls along the Moreton Bay floodplain from Caboolture in the north to Beenleigh in the south, and across to Ipswich in the south west.
In the sea around Moreton Island where great nature exists, the dugong, a medium-sized marine mammal live in herds. The dugong is largely dependent on seagrass communities for subsistence and is thus restricted to the coastal habitats. The northern waters of Australia between Shark Bay and Moreton Bay are believed to be the dugong’s contemporary stronghold.