#FromSeagrassBigFishGrow

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It is National Volunteer week 🥳🎉 so it is time to celebrate the people who make the Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project possible! ⠀ ⠀ Volunteers are the backbone of this project and nothing we do would be possible without them. We are so lucky to have such a dedicated and passionate group of people who are willing to spend long hours early in the morning or late in the afternoon working to ensure we know exactly what is happening to our Bay! ⠀ ⠀ If they could I'm sure even the Seagrass 🌱 would be thanking you for all the work you do for them! 😁⠀ ⠀ Thank you for all you have done, and I look forward to seeing you all back on the mudflats as soon as we are allowed! ⠀ ⠀ #NVW2020 #volunteers #communityprojects #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BrommeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

We all need to take notes from this gorgeous girl 🐢 about finding our peace 🧘🏼‍♂️ in this isolation . ⁣ ⁣ Maybe try and find a Seagrass bed somewhere you can lay in 🤗⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #BroomeSeagrass #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BrommeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

This photo of Seagrass🌱 in Roebuck Bay looks like it could be from any perspective! Anywhere from a close up🔎 all the way to a satellite🛰️ photo! ⠀ ⠀ How do you think this photo📷 was taken?⠀ ⠀ #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BrommeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

🤔 Did you know seagrass🌱 is one of the worlds most rapidly declining ecosystems?? ⠀ ⠀ A soccer ⚽️ field worth of seagrass disappears every 30 mins due to things such as coastal development and pollution 😲 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BrommeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

🤔 Did you know boat use is one of the major threats to seagrass🌱?⠀ ⠀ Whether its anchoring in seagrass meadows, propeller scars from being in water that is too shallow to actual boat🚤 groundings- all these are avoidable threats that face seagrass. These activities rip up seagrass roots and destabalise the ecosystem, becoming major threats as small scars can become like major roads through the meadow with continued use.⠀ ⠀ Restoration of these can take up to 1️⃣0️⃣ years, as once seagrass is uprooted it can lead to erosion of the sand banks it grows in- Imagine all the work that goes into planting a flower🌼 bed except underwater! ⠀ ⠀ Through greater community outreach, and boater education these are some of the threats that can be easily managed! ⠀ ⠀ #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BrommeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

The low tide🌊 brings out a whole different perspective👁️ of Roebuck Bay. ⠀ ⠀ The seagrass meadows of our Bay are normally covered but because of the HUGE tides we have here we get to see them in all their glory - But only on the lowest⬇️ of low tides ⠀ Does this look like a Forrest to anyone? ⠀ #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BrommeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

🤔 Did you know just like plants on land, Seagrass 🌱is an important sediment stabiliser? ⠀ ⠀ Because Seagrass has roots (unlike seaweed) it is able to help seabeds retain their structure in the moving tides 🌊helping to create a constant habitat for different sea creatures, big or small! ⠀ ⠀ It constantly is building and securing sediment which can buffer the coast from erosion, storms and flooding.⠀ ⠀ This is one of seagrass' unique strengths! 💪⠀ ⠀ #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BrommeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

And that's a wrap! 🎁 ⁣ ⁣ Thanks you so much to all the volunteers - new and experienced, young and old for bringing their keen eyes👀 and winning🎖️ attitudes to the Roebuck Bay mudflats for the past 4 mornings! ⁣ ⁣ Now to get back to the desk and start processing all this priceless data⁣ ⁣ #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #BroomeSeagrass #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methidology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BroomeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome⁣

🤔 Did you know that Seagrass🌱 IMPROVES water💧quality?⠀ Not only does it absorb nutrients and reduces turbidity (makes water more clear), studies also show that seagrass can also absorb all different types of Bacteria🤢- Including ones that come from humans!⠀ ⠀ If you love your crystal clear clean oceans then you have to love Seagrass! 😍😊 ⠀ ⠀ #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BrommeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

Due to the construction👷 at Town Beach we will be meeting in a slightly different place than usual.⠀ ⠀ Our ever brave volunteers will have to face a whole new environment..... THE PLAY GROUND 😱 😂 ⠀ ⠀ You better make sure to come down on Tuesday so you don't miss this once in a lifetime chance 🤣 😁 ⠀ ⠀ #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BrommeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

Get EXCITED!!! Only 5️⃣ more sleeps😴 till our first monitoring event for the year 😁 😁 ⠀ ⠀ We can all be a bit groggy in the morning so here are the meeting points for each site in case you get lost 😂 ⠀ ⠀ #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BrommeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

🤔Did you know that turtles🐢 can eat up to 2kg of seagrass🌱 a day?!?⠀ ⠀ Sometimes we find them, like this beautiful Green Turtle, having a rest 😴on the mud flats while we are monitoring. Its always so special when it happens 😊 ⠀ ⠀ #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BrommeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

🤔 Did you know that per hectare seagrass🌱 can store 2️⃣ times more carbon than terrestrial (land) forrests🌲🌳?!?⠀ ⠀ AND⠀ ⠀ Despite only making up less than 0.2% of the world’s oceans, Seagrass stores approximately 10% of all carbon buried in ocean sediment every year 😮💪⠀ ⠀ #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BrommeTime #BroomeLIfe #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

Hi Seagrass Superheroes! 🌱🌱🦸🏽‍♀️🦸‍♂️🌱🌱 Seagrass Monitoring dates for next month have been set! Pop them in your calendar! 🗓😍 Thank you for caring for the bay we all love!🐠❤️ MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2019 TOWN BEACH 3.15pm TUES 29TH OCTOBER 2019 BLACK LEDGE 3pm THUR 31ST OCTOBER 2019 DEMCO 5am FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2019 PORT 5:15am For more info call 🌱📱 (08) 91921922 or email 🌱 💻seagrass@environskimberley.org.au #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #BroomeSeagrass #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BroomeTime #BroomeLife #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome

On Thursday night Fiona West, coordinator of the Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project, gave this talk as part of Roebuck Bay Working Group’s Science On The Broome Coast series. Check it out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Z8wBCbOz0kM #BroomeSeagrass #Seagrass #Broome #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow

On Thursday night Fiona West, coordinator of the Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project, gave this talk as part of Roebuck Bay Working Group’s Science On The Broome Coast series. Check it out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Z8wBCbOz0kM #BroomeSeagrass #Seagrass #Broome #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow

Gary Hamaguchi’s #film “Saving Seagrass” about the seagrass of Roebuck Bay, has been shortlised for an AACTA award for best short documentary! Our local volunteers with the Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project we’re invited by Yawuru and the film makers to assisted with the film. It was a fun way to help share the message of the importance of seagrass. Congratulations everyone! #BroomeSeagrass #Broome #Seagrass #environment #fish #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #environment #Australia #marine

Jumping for #seagrass joy. Thank you to our fantastic #volunteers, it was such a #fun time seagrass monitoring out at our Port site. #BroomeSeagrass #Broome #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #BroomeLife #BroomeTime #CitizenScience #ThankYouBroome #CanYouSeaTheGrass? #LoveFishThankSeagrass

Congratulations to everyone involved in the making of #SavingSeagrass, a documentary about the seagrass of #RoebuckBay. The film premiers at the #SydneyFilmFestival on Monday 10th June! #BroomeSeagrass #VolunteerBroome #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #🌱 #🎥 https://www.sff.org.au/program/browse/saving-seagrass

It starts tomorrow! Our next #seagrass monitoring dates are:! -Sat 18th May, Port, 3pm -Sun 19th May, Demco Beach, 3.15pm -Mon 20th May, Town Beach, 3.45pm More info call (08) 91921922 or email seagrass@environskimberley.org.au #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow

When ABC journalist Claire Moodie required a #seagrass volunteer for her story on our project, our charming and knowledgeable long term regular Kevin Smith stepped up! Thank you Kev! #BroomeSeagrass #VolunteerBroome #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #Broome #BroomeLife #ABC #Australia #🌱

Mark your calendars, folks! Our next #seagrass monitoring dates are set! -Sat 18th May, Port, 3pm -Sun 19th May, Demco Beach, 3.15pm -Mon 20th May, Town Beach, 3.45pm More info call (08) 91921922 or email seagrass@environskimberley.org.au #BroomeSeagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #RoebuckBay #Broome #BroomeSeagrass #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BroomeTime #BroomeLife #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #SoBroome #seagrass #SeagrassLove #volunteerbroome