#SeagrassWatch

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🤔 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

Yup, we will be back for monitoring on June, tracing the beautiful coastline of Indonesia . 💚💙🌏🌊 . . xoxo, Tutu The Sweetest Sea Turtle #repost @blueplanetdc Sea Star in seagrass meadows on the reef flat at Sanur, Bali. A Seagrass-Watch monitoring site was established in the shallow lagoon in 2005.⁣ ⁣ #repost  @seagrasswatch⁣ ⁣ Seagrass-Watch is the largest scientific, non-destructive, seagrass assessment and monitoring program in the world. Since founded in Australia in 1998, Seagrass-Watch has expanded to 26 countries and monitors approximately 259 sites in 17 countries. Nine additional countries participate but are currently at resource identification stage.⁣ ⁣ Seagrass-Watch aims to raise awareness on the condition and trend of nearshore seagrass ecosystems and provide an early warning of major coastal environment changes. Seagrass-Watch monitoring efforts are vital to assist with tracking global patterns in seagrass health, and assess the human impacts which have the potential to destroy or degrade these coastal ecosystems and decrease their yield of natural resources. Responsive management based on adequate information will help to prevent any further significant areas and species being lost. ⁣ ⁣ To protect the valuable seagrass meadows along our coasts, everyone must work together. 🌎⁣ ⁣ #seagrass   #seagrasswatch   #Bali #Indonesia   #seagrassmonitoring   #marinescience   #sanur   #seagrass   #seagrassawarenessmonth   #seagrassbeds #seagrasslove #seagrassmanagement #marinenursery #bluecarbon #carbonsequestration #carbonsinks #costalecosystems #costalresourcemanagement #marineecosystems #coastalawareness #preserveourplanet #loveourcoast #marinesanctuaries #oceanawareness #protectourplanet #OpenScience #OceanDecade #SOAlliance #CitizenScientist

Sea Star in seagrass meadows on the reef flat at Sanur, Bali. A Seagrass-Watch monitoring site was established in the shallow lagoon in 2005.⁣ ⁣ #repost @seagrasswatch⁣ ⁣ Seagrass-Watch is the largest scientific, non-destructive, seagrass assessment and monitoring program in the world. Since founded in Australia in 1998, Seagrass-Watch has expanded to 26 countries and monitors approximately 259 sites in 17 countries. Nine additional countries participate but are currently at resource identification stage.⁣ ⁣ Seagrass-Watch aims to raise awareness on the condition and trend of nearshore seagrass ecosystems and provide an early warning of major coastal environment changes. Seagrass-Watch monitoring efforts are vital to assist with tracking global patterns in seagrass health, and assess the human impacts which have the potential to destroy or degrade these coastal ecosystems and decrease their yield of natural resources. Responsive management based on adequate information will help to prevent any further significant areas and species being lost. ⁣ ⁣ To protect the valuable seagrass meadows along our coasts, everyone must work together. 🌎⁣ ⁣ #seagrass   #seagrasswatch   #bali   #indonesia   #seagrassmonitoring   #marinescience   #sanur #seagrass #seagrassawarenessmonth #seagrassbeds #seagrasslove #seagrassmanagement #marinenursery #bluecarbon #carbonsequestration #carbonsinks #costalecosystems #costalresourcemanagement #marineecosystems #coastalawareness #preserveourplanet #loveourcoast #marinesanctuaries #oceanawareness #protectourplanet

It’s food! No, it’s a disguise! This Collector Sea Urchin (Tripneustes gratilla) has covered itself with the Thalassia hemprichii it is feeding on. #Seagrass meadows are rich feeding grounds for many species. #SeagrassSunday #seagrasswatch #IPSN_seagrass #philippineseagrassintiative

Happy World Seagrass Day! 🌱⁣ ⁣ Seagrass meadows are often overlooked, but mighty ecosystems. Sadly, almost a third of the world's coverage of seagrass has already been lost. 😥 ⁣ ⁣ Click on link in bio to learn more about these blue carbon powerhouses and what you can do to help preserve them. ⁣ ⁣ You can also find more information about seagrass at @projectseagrass @seagrasswatch and @theoceanfoundation⁣ ⁣ 🎥: @aquawork1960⁣ ⁣⁣ #seagrass #worldseagrassday #seagrassawarenessmonth #seagrassbeds #SeagrassLove #seagrassmanagement #marinenursery #bluecarbon #carbonsequestration #carbonsinks #seagrasswatch #climatechange   #TeamSeagrass #seachange #protectwhatyoulove #climatechange #costalecosystems #costalresourcemanagement #ecosystems #marineecosystems #sustinability #fisheries #coastalambassador #coastalawareness #oceancare #loveourcoast #beachecosystems #coastalawareness #marinesanctuaries #oceanawareness ⁣ ⁣ https://jo.my/ig_seagrass

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

NEW #Seagrass Infograph in Visayan for the PH! Seagrass meadows are critically important for coastal communities. Unfortunately, there is a lack of knowledge about the benefits that seagrass provides and they receive little protection. This was our small effort to communicate with local fisherfolk about the benefits. Please share and print to help raise awareness. #causplanet #seagrassguardians #philippine seagrass initiative #seagrassspotter #IPSN #SeagrassSunday #seagrasswatch

#Seagrass Art & Education Exhibit - We provided postcards of the artwork of Cil Flores to town officials to hand out this week. The exhibit, located in the municipal hall in Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, PH, will run till the end of this week thanks to our sponsor Caus Planet. #seaurchin #seagrasswatch #IPSN #SeagrassSunday

#Seagrass tide pools are great exploration opportunities! At least 3 species of juvenile fish dart about taking refuge under seagrass blades and among the spines of a juvenile Diadema antillarum sea urchin. We love the smiles when teaching fieldwork with our students from the Zamboanguita Science High School. #tidepool #seaurchin #MarineEducation #seagrasswatch #IPSN #SeagrassSunday #seagrassphilippines

Seagrass continues to improve, a recent survey of the meadows at Burrum Heads, Hervey Bay revealed. #seagrass #burrumheads #herveybay #frasercoast #queensland #seeaustralia #marinemonitoringprogram #marinescience #australia #seagrasswatch #seagrassfutures #seagrassmonitoring

Awesome day with 70 students at the Bulata National High School learning about seagrass ecosystems and building Foldscopes to see the differences between seagrass and algae. Thanks to Danjugan Island and the teachers for organising the day! #SeagrassSunday #seagrasswatch #IPSN_seagrass #PhilippineSeagrassIntiative #danjuganisland #Foldscope #MarineEducation

Before - the seed pod of Enhalus acoroides. After - the pod has dispersed its seeds! #Seagrass is the only true plant living underwater and can reproduce by pollination. This season we are finding far more seed pods than the previous year. Seagrass ecosystems are important breeding and feeding grounds for many fish and invertebrate species. They are more resistant to changing climate than coral reefs and deserve more attention and protection. #SeagrassSunday #seagrasswatch #IPSN_seagrass #philippineseagrassintiative

During August, the Seagrass team in Kenya (Mombasa) used Seagrass-Watch educational material to engage and educated children on the importance of seagrass, at the annual Agricultural Society Show (ASK show). #seagrass #seagrasseducation #seagrassafrica #seagrasskenya #kenya #africa #mombasa #seagrasswatch #education #seagrassfutures