Feb 23 2015
ROEBUCK BAY has the richest biodiversity of any tropical mudﬂat in the world. Each month mud samples are taken at two sites in the bay. These samples are full of marine invertebrates known as “benthos” that are sorted and identiﬁed in a laboratory at the Broome Bird Observatory. Long term monthly sampling enables monitoring of changes in invertebrate abundance in Roebuck Bay. If you want to help monitor the invertebrates that fatten up shorebirds for their annual migration, well here are the dates and details for you.
Feb 19 2015
Roebuck Bay Working Group members organise and participate in a variety of community based research projects in and around Roebuck Bay. These projects provide baseline data to assist in the protection and management of the extraordinary environmental and cultural values of Roebuck Bay. Seagrass, benthos, shorebirds, turtles, dolphins, coastal debris – Broome is special because there are so many opportunities to get involved in science projects that are rewarding, lots of fun, educational and good for Roebuck Bay!
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.