Mangrove Watching in Moreton Bay (Quandamooka)

Globally, Moreton Bay and Pumicestone Passage are unique aquatic environments, supporting a rich variety of aquatic habitats and species, from seagrass meadows, coral beds, fish and crustaceans, to turtles and dugongs. Source: State of the Brisbane River, Moreton Bay and Waterways, 1996

The mangrove swamps possess an extraordinary number of stunningly beautiful animals, each playing an important role in the healthy functioning of the swamps. Source: Wild Guide to Moreton Bay, 1998

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1   Link   Wildlife Preservation Societ - Bayside Branch
Bayside branch encompasses the Redland Shire including the bay islands and the southern Brisbane suburbs of Wynnum and Manly but is also involved in issues on a state level. In an area that is still rich in wildlife, has remnant rainforest, bushland, unique wetlands and Moreton Bay on its doorstep, the Branch strives to protect the varied but vulnerable flora and fauna for future generations.
2   Link   Wildlife Preservation Society of Qld
With volunteer support, MangroveWatch is establishing survey teams to monitor a range of mangrove communities from Bramble Bay to Victoria Point.
3   Link   SeagrassWatch Moreton Bay
Seagrass-Watch is the largest scientific, non-destructive, seagrass assessment and monitoring program in the world.
4   Link   Port of Brisbane
PBPL continues its close association with environmental groups and initiatives including the Queensland Wildlife Preservation Society’s Seagrass Watch and Mangrove Watch.
5   Link   SEQ Catchments
SEQ Catchments have supported community based seagrass and mangrove monitoring programs throughout South East Queensland (SEQ) and encourage potential volunteers to join their local program.
6   Link   Ocean Watch Australia
OceanWatch Australia Ltd is a national not-for-profit environmental company that works to advance sustainability in the Australian seafood industry. OceanWatch key activities involve:

enhancing fish habitats and improving water quality in estuaries and coastal environments;
working with industry and local communities to minimise environmental impacts;

Community Volunteers

A key feature of MangroveWatch is its close partnership between community volunteers and scientists from the James Cook University’s Mangrove Hub. Together they are systematically recording basic data as video and still imagery for assessments of estuarine habitat health.

Armed with expert support, training and advice, MangroveWatch volunteers in key regions are actively contributing to the monitoring of local estuaries and shorelines. An important goal in this phase of the program is to develop a network of like minded groups with the aim of producing public documents that describe important issues affecting local estuaries and mangroves, and their overall health.

Donations & Sponsorships

MangroveWatch Ltd is a registered charitable company in Australia. To achieve its goals and those of community participants, the program relies on funding and sponsorships to keep things going.

Donations and Sponsorships will be acknowledged on this site.

We need support for:

  • Community volunteers for small vessel hire and fuel
  • Field kits - costing up to $AUD3,000 each
  • Promotional items and awards such as T-Shirts and hats
  • Website maintenance
  • Computers and support for shoreline assessments by the Mangrove Hub

If you can assist any any way then contact us at the Mangrove Hub

MangroveWatch Handout

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Mangrove Watch Brochure

You can download our fact and information sheet (see link below) to get more information about the MangroveWatch programs.

Mangrove Watch Brochure