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
|Location||Meeting point||Date||Tide Height||Tide Time||Meet time|
|Bowen Main Beach||BBQ shelter between water park & skate park, Santa Barbara Pde.||Sunday|
23 May 2021
|Second beach access car park as you drive along the Esplanade||Monday|
24 May 2021
|BBQ shelters near toilet block Coral Esplanade||Tuesday|
25 May 2021
Mackay Isaac Region – Seagrass Monitoring
|Low Tide |
|St Helen’s Beach|
|End of Ramp Road|
St Helen’s Beach
23 June 2021
Rest area car park
22 June 2021