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Yule Point , Cairns (Qld) : 31 May 2007

The Kaiwalgal and Hammond Is rangers from Torres Strait joined up with Cairns TAFE students studying Certificate II Conservation and Land Management and undertook monitoring of seagrass at Yule Point. The marine rangers usually monitor seagrass sites in the Torres Strait, so this was an opportunity to see a different site with some new faces. Text: Tom Collis. For more information, download Seagrass-Watch News Issue 29 2007

     
 

Singapore: 20 May 2007

TeamSeagrass is back in action for the super low tides of May. And it's time to check out Semakau again! The Semakau Landfill is of course, the place where ALL our rubbish ends up. It might thus seem surprising to find seagrasses nearby. And astonishing that this is probably Singapore's LARGEST seagrass meadow. Text: Team Seagrass-Singapore.  TeamSeagrass Website Click here

Semakau

20 May 2007

     

Tuas

with Schering Plough

21 May 2007

 

It was time to monitor the Tuas seagrasses again, and our friends at Schering Plough were out to do the job despite the threatening weather. After a briefing by experienced TeamSeagrassers Sheryl and Helen, the volunteers were off to do this small but grassy shore. Sheryl led one team to do the patch near the sea wall, While Helen led another to do the patch in the middle of the sandy shore. Today's monitoring was rather like Christmas "HO-HO-HO" all the way (Seagrass joke, you have to be a Seagrasser to get it, sorry). Text: Team Seagrass-Singapore.  TeamSeagrass Website Click here

     
 

Great Sandy Strait (Qld) : 14-20 May 2007

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Boonooroo

BN1

14 May 2007

     

Poona

PI1, PI2, PI3

15-16 May 2007

 

Reef Islands

RI1, RI2, RI3

19 - 20 May 2007

 

 

     
 

Broome (WA) : 18 May 2007

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Roebuck Bay

18 May 2007

     
 

Papua New Guinea: 14-17 May 2007

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Motupore Island

BT1

14 May 2007

Motupore Island

BT2

17 May 2007

     
 

Cooktown (Qld): 14 May 2007

 

     
 

Townsville (Qld): 17 May 2007

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Shelly Beach

17 May 2007

     
 

Gladstone Harbour (Qld): 16 May 2007

We greatly appreciate QBFP for taking us out to the sites, GH1 and GH2, as navigating through the harbour, especially at low tide, can be very difficult. The closest we could get dropped off by the boat was still a 1.2 km walk to the sites. The sediment was sand/mud, although at some points around GH1 there was ankle deep mud. Text: Naomi Smith, Seagrass-Watch HQ. For more information, download Seagrass-Watch News Issue 29 2007

     
 

Great Keppel Island (Qld): 15 May 2007

While scouting for a potential site on Great Keppel, we visited 3 of the beaches on the island, Fishermans, Putney and Leekes Beaches. We noticed seagrass (mainly HO and HU) washed up along Putney Beach and at Leeks Beach (HO, HU and HS). The sediment along these three beaches was hard fine sand, only changing at the end of Leekes Beach where the sand became a little coarser with some shell grit. Along Putney Beach we found patches of seagrass (mainly HU). I decided to set up a Seagrass-Watch site. Unfortunately, most of the sparse patches of seagrass did not fall within our quadrats. Text: Naomi Smith, Seagrass-Watch HQ. For more information, download Seagrass-Watch News Issue 29 2007

     
 

Whitsunday (Qld): 13-15 May 2007

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Midge Point

13 May 2007

Midgeton

15 May 2007

 

 

     
 

Torres Strait (Qld): 08-11 May 2007

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Hammond Island

08 May 2007

     

Horn Island

09 May 2007

 

 

     

Back Beach, Thursday Is

10 May 2007

 

 

     

Front Beach, Thurs. Is

11 May 2007

 

 

     
 

Shoalwater Bay (Qld): 02 May 2007

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Wheelans Hut

02 May 2007

     
 

Noumea (New Caledonia): 01 May 2007

In early May, Len McKenzie (Seagrass-Watch HQ) took leave and visited New Caledonia to attend the GeoHab2007 conference and explore the potential for expanding Seagrass-Watch into the French territory. A possible long-term monitoring site was examined on the intertidal reef-flat east of the Le Meridien resort, Anse Vata (Noumea). The site was dominated by Halodule uninervis and Cymodocea serrulata (minor patches of Thalassia hemprichii and Halophila ovalis). Epiphyte cover was very high (>80%), and holothurians were abundant. The reef-flat was also a popular location for fishing and gleaning.

     
 
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