Seagrass monitoring 2022 – Volunteers wanted!

Conservation and Communities, Current Project

Seagrass is the fifth most important ecosystem in the world – you too can help monitor seagrass and help with the collection of scientific data.

People wading in ocean shallows near rocks checking seagrass.

Seagrass is the fifth most important ecosystem in the world – you too can help monitor seagrass and help with the collection of scientific data.

Volunteers for seagrass.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
June 2022

LocationWhere
DateLow Tide (m)
Low Tide TimeMeet (time)
St Helen’s Beach

1 site

End of Ramp Road St Helen’s BeachFriday 13 May
2022
0.62 m15.23 pm1.30 pm
 St Helen’s Beach

1 site

End of Ramp Road St Helen’s BeachSaturday 11 June
2022
0.59 m2.46 pm12.45 pm
Clairview

1 site

Clairview Rest area car parkSaturday 14 May 20220.69 m4.01 pm2.00 pm
Clairview

1 site

Clairview Rest area car parkSunday 15 May 20220.58 m4.40 pm2.30 pm
Clairview

2 sites

Clairview Rest area car parkSunday 12 June 20220.7 m3.31 pm1.00 pm

 

Whitsunday Region – Seagrass Monitoring
May 2022

LocationWhere
DateTide Height
Low Tide TimeMeet (time)
Bowen Main Beach

1 site

BBQ shelter between water park and skate park, Santa Barbara Pde.

St Helen’s Beach

Friday 13 May
2022
0.6 m2.02 pm12.00 pm
Hydeway Bay

2 sites

Second beach access car park as you drive along the EsplanadeSaturday 14 May 20220.36 m2.49 pm12.30 pm
Pigeon Island

2 sites

BBQ shelters near toilet block Coral EsplanadeSunday 15 May
2022
0.25 m3.37 pm2.00 pm
Funding source: This project is supported by Seagrass Watch and Whitsunday Seagrass Volunteers, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, in partnership with Reef Catchments.

Project contacts

Kimberley O'Neill.

Kymberley O’Neill

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