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PCE - Great Sandy Strait Seagrass Monitoring - Cooloola Coastcare

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Cooloola Coastcare Association Inc (trading as Cooloola Coastcare)

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Burnett Mary Regional Group NRM Regional Investments:  Keeping it Great  Cooloola Coastcare Association Inc (trading as Cooloola Coastcare)

Funding amount

$21,970

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

27 June 2014

End date

15 June 2015

Summary

Great Sandy Strait (GSS) Ramsar Site seagrass monitoring commenced in 1998. Since then, 23 sites have been established at nine locations in the GSS.

The data recorded through this project provides an overview of seagrass health and extent in the GSS and provides real data to protect and improve catchment management. The data is collected in the months of October and November each year and collated and sent through to Seagrass Watch James Cook University for analysis. This information is reported to interested parties and government agencies (Ramsar Convention). The project team will hold a workshop in 2015 to engage more participants in the program and build capacity in the region. Len McKenzie and Rudi Yoshida will be key presenters at this workshop.

Benefits

This project will:
  • continue the annual monitoring of seagrass
  • stimulate greater community engagement from townships along the GSS
  • raise awareness about seagrass in the Marine Environment.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

(none)

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

PCE - Great Sandy Strait Seagrass Monitoring - Cooloola Coastcare, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/pce-great-sandy-strait-seagrass-monitoring-cooloola-coastcare-0484/>.

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