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Broome Seagrass volunteer

  • Location: Broome WA
  • Commitment: One off - an event
  • Category: Environment & Conservation
  • Time Required

  • Suitable for
    • Families with Children
    • Groups of 10 or more
    • People Learning English
    • People with disability
    • Travelling Volunteers
    • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
  • Type of work
    • Education & Training
    • Research, Policy & Analysis
  • Training

    Training will be provided in the feild

  • Reimbursement

    Free Coffee and Muffins provided

  • Requirements

    Anyone can join. No experience necessary.

Seagrasses are one of the most important plants on the planet. They are the basis of the food web in the ocean and help keep the water clean by absorbing nutrient from coastal run off and stabilising sediment. They are the main food source for turtles and dugongs and provide an important habitat for thousands of species of smaller marine animals, thus playing a vital role in our environment and sustaining our fisheries. Seagrass is an "indicator species" responding rapidly to natural and human influence. Its health state is indicative of the health of the broader coastal area. It is important to conduct regular scientific monitoring of seagrass so that we can understand what is happening in our marine environment. Our team of seagrass monitoring volunteers are an integral part in helping us to keep an eye on the health of Roebuck Bay.

We follow the methodology of Seagrass-Watch, a global scientific, non-destructive seagrass assessment and monitoring program. The methodology has a strong scientific underpinning - however, it is designed so that everyday people who don't have a science background can easily and quickly learn it. Seagrass-Watch monitoring efforts are vital to assist with tracking global and local patterns in seagrass health and assess the human impact on seagrass meadows.