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Mourilyan Harbour Seagrass Restoration (Deployment Day 1)

July 29, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm AEST

Seagrass Were Lost From Mourilyan Harbour In 2010 Following Several Years Of Heavy Rainfall And Flooding And Have Failed To Return After A Decade.

The absence of natural recovery has led to the need for a trial restoration (planting) of the seagrass habitat to return the ecological processes that seagrasses provide. OzFish together with TropWATER and the Mandubarra Rangers are trialing different planting methods by tying seagrass fragments to a variety of frames and deploying them in areas where seagrass habitat used to grow in Mourilyan Harbour. If this pilot study is successful, these methods will then be used to scale the restoration initiatives and grow large meadows in Mourilyan Harbour and other areas requiring restoration. Bring sun safe clothing, (e.g. hats, sunscreen, long sleeve shirts, etc.), insect repellent, enclosed, non-slip footwear, plenty of drinking water.

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**This is a closed activity for OzFish members only and project partners. If you are interested in participating please join your local chapter of OzFish to be invited to these volunteer activities.

This project is a collaboration between seagrass scientists from JCU’s Seagrass Ecology Group and OzFish Unlimited with funding from the Qld Government Department of Agriculture and with support from Mandubarra Aboriginal Land and Sea Inc.

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Date:
July 29, 2021
Time:
9:30 am - 12:00 pm AEST
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Mourilyan Harbour Boat Ramp
Mourilyan Harbour Boat Ramp
Etty Bay, Queensland Australia
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