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.
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.