Seagrass Meadow turned to MUDow

Pioneer Bay seagrass meadow after the rain event 1st to 6th July 2022. I measured 169mm rain in my gauge at Grace Ave Cannonvale. We tend to get less than the area as a whole so it was a significant fall. Plenty of dugong feeding trails, mostly to the eastern side of the Pigeon Island […]

RunOff Ruins Marine Life

After the 170mm plus rain event that we have just had (10-12th of May 2022), Waite Creek in Cannonvale was running brown with sediment. The closest I could get to finding the source of the sediment was to see that it was coming from somewhere upstream of the Parker Rd crossing, where it enters the […]

Life on a Sea Star

Comb sea stars, Astropecten sp., are common in our sandy inshore areas. Sea stars have no bones for their muscles to work against: instead they are pretty much hydraulic animals. They can draw in water to inflate, through a sieve like plate on their upper body. Coordinated muscle contractions then push the fluid about, moving […]

Runoff Damages Environment & Tourism

The cumulative impact of repeated incidents like this is damaging our inshore environment, hampering inshore coral and seagrass recovery from TC Debbie and harming our tourism industry.  You can see the steepness but not the full size of the area cleared. It is at least the size of 4 house blocks. This development site is […]