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!
Sep 20 2018
With the help of MicroBlitz citizen scientists, Professor Andy Whitely is mapping the biodiversity, abundance and distribution of microbes in WA’s ancient and unique soils.
Professor Whiteley will discuss the purpose and potential of the MicroBlitz project, then show a chapter of Deborah Koons Garcia’s film, ‘Symphony of the Soil’. Drawing on ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, ‘Symphony of the Soil’ gently unfurls the miracles and mysteries of the ground beneath our feet.
Where The Hall, University of Notre
Dame, 88 Guy St Broome
When Wed Sept 26, 6 – 7:30 pm
Free Gold coin donations welcome
More Info www.roebuckbay.org.au/science-on-the-broome-coast-series/list-of-presentations-from-the-2018-series/
Oct 7 2016
There is positive momentum (monthly clean-ups) to reduce debris in Roebuck Bay. To keep the momentum, RBWG and Tangaroa Blue are holding a Litter and Pollution Reduction Workshop to reduce marine debris. As Heidi Taylor from Tangaroa Blue said, “If all we do is clean-up, that’s all we’ll ever do. Understanding where litter and marine debris is coming from, enables us to tackle the release at the source, reducing the amount of litter entering the beautiful Broome environment in the first place.”
Sep 27 2016
Recognising the intertidal mudats of Roebuck Bay/Eighty Mile Beach as critical for up to 200,000 wintering migratory shorebirds, Professor Piersma and his team collaborated with DEC (then) to establish research projects to understand these biodiverse wetland wonders. From the research undertaken since 1997, what has been discovered about these invertebrates?
FREE event, gold coin donations welcome
Sponsored by Inspiring Australia, Rangelands NRM through the Federal Government Landcare Program, Western Australia Government’s State NRM Program, supported by Royalties for Regions, WA Marine Science Institution, Department of Parks and Wildlife and The University of Notre Dame.
The Science on Broome Coast series is put on by Roebuck Bay Working Group and the Yawuru Land and Sea Unit.
Sep 22 2016
Join Environs Kimberley and Broome Chamber of Commerce this Sunday, 25 September for a public clean up along the foreshore of Roebuck Bay. Meet at Streeter’s Jetty at 7:00am and bring your gloves, hat and water bottle. We’ll provide water, fresh fruit and delicious cakes… oh and bags, too. No need to register, just turn up. For more info call Jules on 9192 1922 or email »
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.
Feb 23 2016
Broome’s coast is magnificent, however it gets loved to death and needs TLC! Come along and help clean up this Sunday – March 6, from 7-9am. Conservation Volunteers Australia are running the event. firstname.lastname@example.org 9192 6198
Sep 7 2015
There has been so much positive, heart warming feedback from community and visitors about our Broome’s first Roebuck Bay Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest. Special thanks to:
Aug 27 2015
A first for the coastal town of Broome in this year’s popular Shinju Matsuri Festival of the Pearl, is the Roebuck Bay Working Groups’ short film festival to be held on the 3rd of September. The Mangrove Hotel, with its sea eagle view of Roebuck Bay is the picturesque location for the FREE Roebuck Bay MUD AND SALTwater SHORT FILM FEST.
Roebuck Bay Working Group Project Manager, Kandy Curran, said the films that have been received for the festival are of a high standard and exceptionally diverse. These include films with mock interviews with Roebuck Bay’s marine life, Yawuru Rangers showing how they look after Yawuru country, stories of the bay’s multicultural history, whacky footage of mud dwellers, underwater footage of dolphins and out of water experiences with humpback whales, cyclone surfing, a cultural story told through the eyes of a young girl and the dilemma of whether to fish with a best friend or go to the movies with a dream girl.
The ROEBUCK BAY MUD AND SALTwater SHORT FILM FEST is an initiative of the Roebuck Bay Working Group and is funded by Inspiring Australia and Rangelands NRM.
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.