helping the dugong …

I have been involved with running a series of restoration projects around Broome, including several Green Army teams. The sign below explains what this one is about, with a graduation of the first team here on Friday, before the second group takes over the continued restoration.

A job well done, with a couple of thousand seedlings planted, and a lot of weeds removed. The site is adjacent to sewage treatment ponds, which creates an added risk.

This project is designed to prevent the spread of a poisonous algae in Roebuck Bay that affects sea grasses, the favoured food of dugongs. The contamination from the Treatment ponds favors Lyngba blue-green algae. Restoring trees to the area helps with reducing rainfall and drainage run-off.

Click to enlarge for easier reading.

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The Dampier Creek corner of Roebuck Bay, which is most impacted for sea grass beds:

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Pics below from the East side of Roebuck Bay.

DSC00554 DSC00556 DSC00558The mud flats of Roebuck Bay, and some animals affected by Lyngba if not kept in check:tides 089 t1 t2 t3 t4 t6 t7 t8 t9 t10 t11

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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One Response to helping the dugong …

  1. Kandy Curran says:

    Great work Tom and the Green Army Team.

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