In 2006 a large bloom of blue green Lyngbya occurred in Roebuck Bay, smothering the seagrass meadows, mangroves and large areas of the highly productive mudflats.
The RBWG together with Yawuru Traditional Owners and DEC responded quickly with community forums, the development of a Lyngbya Contingency Plan and in 2010, a Keep Our Bay Clean project targetting the reduction of land based nutrients and sediments from entering Roebuck Bay. High levels of nutrients and sediments in waterways are known for causing Lyngbya blooms, so it is vital that our community takes actions to reduce the pollution going into our drains and seeping through our soils into the aquifer which discharges at the edge of creeks into Roebuck Bay.
2006 MEDIA ON ROEBUCK BAY
- Interim Management Guidelines for Roebuck Bay ‘Press Release’ (2006) »
- Nutrient or Nemesis by Russell Gueho ‘Broome Advertiser’ (Mar 2006) »
- Roebuck Bay Teeming with Biodiversity ‘Press Release’ Gov’t of WA (Oct 2006) »