Seagrass Monitoring

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In 2016 Reef Catchments provided funding and support for training and up-skilling of a group of volunteers to enable regular monitoring of seagrasses in the region. Seagrass monitoring occurs a couple of times a year at a variety of locations throughout the Mackay, Whitsunday Isaac region. The data is reported to Seagrass Watch and is used in the Healthy Rivers To Reef Report Card.

Monitoring Organisation Reef Catchments

Name Katrina Dent

Phone 4968 4207

Email katrina.dent@reefcatchments.com

Position in organisation General Manager

Activity Type science and research (e.g. monitoring activities, trials of innovative practices or new equipment)

Activity Indicators seagrass health in inshore marine zones

Activity location Central inshore zone, Northern inshore zone, Southern inshore zone, Whitsunday inshore zone

Frequency of monitoring

Monitoring Start Date 01/06/2016

01/07/2018

Location of monitoring data

Date quality / confidence

Website URL http://reefcatchments.com.au/community/citizen-science/

Collaborators Seagrass Watch, Jacquie Sheils and all volunteers

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