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
September 2022

LocationWhereDateLow Tide (m)Low Tide (time)Meet (time)
 St Helen’s Beach
1 site
End of Ramp Road St Helen’s BeachWednesday 7 September
2022
0.63 m3.03 pm1 pm
Clairview
2 sites
Clairview Rest area car parkThursday 8  September 20220.62 m3.54 pm1.30 pm
ClairviewClairview Rest area car parkFriday 9 September
2022
0.44 m4.39 pm2 pm

October 2022

LocationWhereDateLow Tide (m)Low Tide (time)Meet (time)
St Helen’s Beach
1 site
End of Ramp Road St Helen’s BeachFriday 7 October 20220.45 m3.41 pm1.30 pm
ClairviewClairview Rest area car parkSaturday 8 October 20220.61 m4.22 pm1.30 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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