Seagrass is the fifth most important ecosystem in the world – you too can help monitor seagrass and help with the collection of scientific data.
Reef Catchments is looking for volunteers who can spend a few hours a year collecting the data – no knowledge nor experience is required! Seagrass monitoring takes place in May, June, September and October this year.
Did you know one square metre of seagrass produces up to 10L of oxygen every day and a seagrass meadow can replace all its leaves in just ten days?
Turtles and dugongs rely on seagrass for food.
Read more about volunteering for seagrass monitoring
Join the Mackay seagrass monitoring group
Join the Whitsunday seagrass monitoring group
Mackay Isaac Region – Seagrass Monitoring
|Location||Where||Date||Low Tide (m)||Low Tide Time||Meet (time)|
|St Helen’s Beach|
|End of Ramp Road St Helen’s Beach||Friday 13 May|
|0.62 m||15.23 pm||1.30 pm|
| St Helen’s Beach|
|End of Ramp Road St Helen’s Beach||Saturday 11 June|
|0.59 m||2.46 pm||12.45 pm|
|Clairview Rest area car park||Saturday 14 May 2022||0.69 m||4.01 pm||2.00 pm|
|Clairview Rest area car park||Sunday 15 May 2022||0.58 m||4.40 pm||2.30 pm|
|Clairview Rest area car park||Sunday 12 June 2022||0.7 m||3.31 pm||1.00 pm|
Whitsunday Region – Seagrass Monitoring
|Location||Where||Date||Tide Height||Low Tide Time||Meet (time)|
|Bowen Main Beach|
|BBQ shelter between water park and skate park, Santa Barbara Pde.|
St Helen’s Beach
|Friday 13 May|
|0.6 m||2.02 pm||12.00 pm|
|Second beach access car park as you drive along the Esplanade||Saturday 14 May 2022||0.36 m||2.49 pm||12.30 pm|
|BBQ shelters near toilet block Coral Esplanade||Sunday 15 May|
|0.25 m||3.37 pm||2.00 pm|