Thousands of migratory shorebirds fly to Roebuck Bay each year. Some use the Bay for a stop over on their amazing annual journey between Siberia and wetlands across Australia. Others remain on the Bay during the warmer months, with the young birds remaining throughout the year. Explore their fascinating lives » in this fantastic interactive learning module.
The seagrass meadows of Roebuck Bay support an impressive diversity and abundance of life. Each species relies on the presence and activities of all other species that make up this complex and fascinating habitat. These chains of of dependence are called “food webs”. Explore this summary of life in the seagrass of Roebuck Bay – to learn more »
Roebuck Bay has been experiencing worsening blooms of the cyanobacteria, Lyngbya majuscula. This is concerning because large Lyngbya blooms can suffocate the seagrass meadows that dugongs and green turtles rely on as their main food source. Juvenile fish, prawns and invertebrates that hide in the leafy meadows can be suffocated too, which can affect migratory shorebirds who feed on them. Fish avoid Lyngbya blooms too, which can reduce the available catch. This presentation helps us understand the risks, possible causes and management strategies to address this threat to the Bay. To learn more »