Benthos (mud) monitoring
EACH MONTH our team takes mud samples at two sites in Roebuck Bay, which has the richest biodiversity of any mudflat in the world. These samples are full of marine invertebrates known as “benthos”. The benthos collected are sorted in a laboratory then sent to scientists in the Netherlands for identification. Long term monthly sampling enables monitoring of changes in invertebrate abundance. Dates and times may change due to road closures and rain. Please ring DEC prior to monitoring to confirm dates listed are still correct. We leave Broome approx. 30 min’s prior to times listed so may be scope for volunteers to get a lift out to the Bay with DEC if organised beforehand.
Benthos Monitoring Dates for 2013
- Friday February 15 Broome Bird Observatory 0730.
Contact Jason Richardson E Jason.Richardson@dec.wa.gov.au
Bring Sandshoes or mud booties, hat, sunscreen, water, AN ADULT IF PRIMARY AGED
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