Feb 18 2021
Seagrasses are one of the most important plants on the planet. They are the basis of the food web in the ocean, absorb nutrients from runoff and stabilise sediment. Seagrass is food for turtles and dugongs and habitat for thousands of smaller marine animals, playing a vital role in sustaining fisheries.
Jan 18 2021
The Broome Seagrass Community Monitoring Project will be running events in 2021, although are unable to provide any official Seagrass-Watch training events due to travel uncertainties for Seagrass-Watch scientists to travel from Queensland. We hope this situation changes soon!
Until then we ask if any of you who have experience or previous training to let me know if you are likely to be able to attend any of the scheduled dates so we can continue to support the inexperienced members of our community that are interested in participating.
Please find the latest October 2020 Roebuck Bay Seagrass-Watch Report Card »
Thanks for your care and support of amazing Roebuck Bay!
Jul 27 2020
Biodiversity of the Kimberley
Presenter Kathryn Dyball
Discover the amazing diversity of marine life we have in Broome! Learn how seagrass and phytoplankton are the vital base that supports an intricate food web of fish, crocodiles,
sharks, turtles, snakes, whales and more! Kathryn Dyball completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Marine Science and a minor in Ecosystem Management at Murdoch University. Since then, her work has taken her to Ecuador, South Africa, Rottnest Island and Shark Bay but her greatest interest is in the magnificent corals of the Rowley Shoals in Broome. Being one of the last pristine reefs in the world, she was drawn to its beauty and found herself eager to learn more about the corals that support the ecosystem.
All participants have the chance to win a whale watching voucher for 2 people with Absolute Ocean Charters valued at $238!
Where Main Hall, Notre Dame University
88 Guy St, Broome
When Monday 3rd August, 6-7.30 pm
Free Gold coin donations welcome
Feb 12 2018
Well here is a great opportunity for you and your family…
Seagrass monitoring in Roebuck Bay March 2, 3 and 4, 2018 – here are the details. Have fun and make a valuable contribution to the management of Roebuck Bay 🙂
Sep 26 2017
Researchers have partnered Indigenous rangers in the Kimberley to gather critical data on dugongs and their seagrass habitat for a WA Marine Science Institution project.
Dr Peter Bayliss explains key learnings and what they mean for dugongs and their seagrass pastures in the Kimberley.
“This three-year research project makes a start in a life-time adventure to gain critical knowledge with community participation at all levels.”
Where The Hall, University of Notre Dame,
88 Guy St, Broome
When Wednesday October 11 from 6 – 7.00pm
Free Gold coin donations welcome 🙂
May 25 2017
Marine Biologist Dr Malcolm Lindsay and Julia Rau, project coordinator of the Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project, will present findings and launch an easily understood 10-Year Report Card that will assist with the management and protection of the seagrass meadows in Roebuck Bay.
May 26 2016
Dr Scott Whiting, Principal Research Scientist with Parks and Wildlife together with a Yawuru Ranger, will share their knowledge about the turtles of Roebuck Bay and the Kimberley coast and their reproduction.
Free event: Gold coin donations welcome.
Science on Broome Coast is sponsored by Inspiring Australia, Yawuru Land and Sea Unit, WA Marine Science Institution, University of Notre Dame, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Rangelands NRM through funding from the Federal Government Landcare Program.
This innovative science series is put on by Roebuck Bay Working Group and the Yawuru Land and Sea Unit.
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.