Seagrass monitoring 2021 – Volunteers wanted!

Conservation and Communities

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,…

People wading in ocean shallows.

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

Whitsundays
May 2021

LocationMeeting pointDateTide HeightTide TimeMeet time
Bowen Main BeachBBQ shelter between water park & skate park, Santa Barbara Pde.Sunday

23 May 2021

0.441:43pm12:15pm
Hydeaway Bay
2 sites
Second beach access car park as you drive along the EsplanadeMonday

24 May 2021

0.24m2:30pm12:30pm
Pigeon Island

2 sites

BBQ shelters near toilet block Coral EsplanadeTuesday

25 May 2021

0.15m3:23pm1:45pm

 

 

Mackay Isaac Region – Seagrass Monitoring
June 2021

 

LocationWhereDateLow Tide

 (m)

Low Tide 

(time)

Meet (time)
St Helen’s Beach

1 site

 

End of Ramp Road

St Helen’s Beach

 

Wednesday

23 June 2021

0.311605

 

2:15pm
Clairview

2 sites

Clairview

Rest area car park

Tuesday

22 June 2021

0.66 1515

 

12:30pm

 

Funding source: Supported by Reef Catchments through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme.

Project contacts

Emma Maxwell.

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