Nov 26 2012
Have you wondered when the 600 or more invertebrate species that live in the mudflats of Roebuck Bay reproduce? Monthly sampling over the last twelve years indicates great variability amongst species, so at any given time there is likely to be a lot of eggs and sperm being released into the water, which are hopefully fusing and then developing into larvae, then invertebrates, which are the food for thousands of migratory shorebirds, fish and more… Lots of good reasons to keep our drains clean of rubbish, fertilisers and garden waste during the wet season, as they can become food algal blooms of Lyngbya and impact the water quality which is not good for the wonderful marine life that exists in Roebuck Bay.
Nov 21 2012
The Australasian Wader
Studies Group (AWSG) are looking for new members to get involved in their expeditions to Broome and 80 Mile Beach? If you are already a volunteer, but not a member, then consider the next step and seeing the fruits of your labour in notes, articles, reports and scientific papers.
Click on this AWSG Brochure to enable you to join. The price has just gone up but not on this brochure so if you join now you’ll be $5 better off! For more information, visit the Global Flyway Network »
Nov 21 2012
Roebuck Bay is recognised as a hotspot for Australian snubfin dolphins. Only discovered in 2005, snubfins are Australia’s only endemic dolphin. They do however need our communities help to survive. Here are tips for boaters in Roebuck Bay:
Nov 5 2012
Seagrass is a sentinel of marine ecosystem health, because it responds quickly to changes in water quality. The Broome Seagrass Monitoring Project monitors Roebuck Bays’ seagrass four time s a year. The project is part of Seagrass Watch, a global scientific monitoring program that helps communities monitor some 259 seagrass meadows in 17 countries.
Coastal seagrass can store more heat-trapping carbon per sq km than forests, so are part of the solution to climate change. So come and look after the seagrass meadows in Roebuck Bay and fight climate change!
Roebuck Bay Working Group is comprised of Traditional Owners and government, local community, conservation groups and business. We work collaboratively to solve issues, raise awareness and encourage research and monitoring which supports responsible management and protection of Roebuck Bay.