#LoveFishThankSeagrass

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🤔 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

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

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

Our Feb 2019 #Seagrass Monitoring Event starts tomorrow! We can’t wait to see you down there, swaggering towards the bay like the cool cats you know you are-just like Tom Cruise in the classic Top Gun scene: “We feel the need. The need... for seagrass monitoring!” #BroomeSeagrass #Broome #BroomeSeagrass #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #WaterQuality #MarineFoodWeb #Dugong #SeaTurtle #Fish #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BroomeTime #BroomeLife #YawuruSeaCountry #science #Fun #Beautiful #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #WesternAustralia #seagrass #LifeInTheSeagrass #Broome #LoveBroomeLoveTheBayLoveSeagrass #SeagrassSoMuchWin #SeagrassEndlesslyFascinating #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow

It was an exciting day when our shiny new #seagrass monitoring quadrats were delivered! 😍✨Thank you JR from DBCA for your help constructing these beauties! Our next volunteer event is: -Thurs 21st Feb: TOWN BEACH, 4.15pm -Sat 23rd Feb: DEMCO, 5:30am -Sun 24TH Feb: PORT, 6am 😄 #Broome #BroomeSeagrass #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #WaterQuality #MarineFoodWeb #Dugong #SeaTurtle #Fish #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BroomeTime #BroomeLife #YawuruSeaCountry #science #Fun #Beautiful #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #WesternAustralia #seagrass #LifeInTheSeagrass #Broome #LoveBroomeLoveTheBayLoveSeagrass #SeagrassSoMuchWin #SeagrassEndlesslyFascinating #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow

Two thumbs up for our local volunteers! Pic: Grace Maglio If you’d like to help look after Roebuck Bay, our next seagrass monitoring event is coming up! Pop down to the bay and join in the fun! - FEBRUARY 2019 - Thurs 21st: TOWN BEACH, 4.15pm Sat 23rd: DEMCO, 5:30am Sun 24TH: PORT, 6am Please bring a hat, water bottle, sun protection and mud boots or old enclosed shoes. For more information please get in touch via social media (search for #BroomeSeagrass), by phoning 91921922 or by emailing seagrass@environskimberley.org.au Thank you so much for your amazing support of the Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project and for helping to look after the bay we all love! #Broome #BroomeSeagrass #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #WaterQuality #MarineFoodWeb #Dugong #SeaTurtle #Fish #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BroomeTime #BroomeLife #YawuruSeaCountry #science #Fun #Beautiful #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #WesternAustralia #seagrass #LifeInTheSeagrass #Broome #LoveBroomeLoveTheBayLoveSeagrass #SeagrassSoMuchWin #SeagrassEndlesslyFascinating #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow

Welcome to our #community project’s 13th year! Welcome to the story of YOU! #Volunteers #Broome #BroomeSeagrass #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BroomeTime #BroomeLife #YawuruSeaCountry #Seagrass #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow #13thYear Pic: Grace Maglio https://mailchi.mp/5ae0243e03b4/the-story-of-you

Kudos to the #RecFishers #volunteering with #seagrass in Cockburn Sound, Perth, WA. Seagrass restoration globally has been complex, time consuming & expensive with low success rates, but it’s still a worthwhile endeavour to try help reverse loss trends! Best of luck guys!🐟🌱 https://youtu.be/rPErrn5RfKs #broomeseagrass #LoveFishThankSeagrass #ThankYouRecFishers! #BroomeSeagrass #Broome #bioindicator #MarineScience #BroomeLife #fishnursery #FromSeagrassBigFishGrow

What a brilliant & exhilarating #seagrass monitoring event! Thank you to our rockstar #volunteers! 🤩🎸🌱 Stay tuned for more pics of the #fun & beauty, along with a write-up about the event. So many exciting things happened! Wait til you hear about the wrestling sea worms! 😍🐛 Also thank you to all our fantastic project partners: Nyamba Buru Yawuru; Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions; Environs Kimberley; Kimberley Ports Authority; Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal and of course #SeagrassWatch! #RoebuckBay #Broome #BroomeSeagrass #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BroomeTime #BroomeLife #YawuruSeaCountry #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #LifeInTheSeagrass #SeagrassSoMuchWin #SeagrassForAll #SeagrassLove #VolunteerBroome

Via the #RoebuckBayWorkingGroup: Parks and Wildlife are running a #beach cleanup event on Sunday October 14, 2018 from 7.30 – 10.30am. Meet at the Surf Club on the grassed area, bags will be provided but please bring your own gloves. #Kullari’s Social Barefoot Café will be selling coffee on the day – bring your own cup. This is a #WAMarineDebrisProject and the litter will be recorded so we know where it’s coming from and can target the source. #Broome #BroomeSeagrass #SeagrassWatch #CitizenScience #Bioindicator #methodology #research #MarineFoodWeb #LoveFishThankSeagrass #BroomeTime #BroomeLife #YawuruSeaCountry #science #LowTide #TheKimberley #environment #sea #LifeInTheSeagrass #SeagrassSoMuchWin #SeagrassForAll #SeagrassLove