Whitsunday Conservation Council

Blogbook

Navigating stormy seas we aim to alert you to weather conditions (especially those involving the heating of our planet) and significant incidents especially those related to our local community.  We are very interested to hear your stories and ideas.  Please let us know by emailing editor@WhitsundayConservation.org.au and include your name, suburb and phone number.

Runoff

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

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Excessive Use of Roundup

Here is a photo of the damage caused by Whitsunday Regional Council’s excessive Round Up spraying.  The lost vegetation causes increased water velocity over the soil surface

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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

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Reef

Politics & the Reef Don’t Mix

On March 18, 2022, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) confirmed on that there had been severe and widespread bleaching to 60 per cent of

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Creature Feature

Anglers’ Angst

I have witnessed data collection being carried out at the VMR boat ramp in Cannonvale last year. I dont know how long it was done for or

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Creature Feature

What Happened to the Spanish Mackerel?

The well-known and much sought Spanish Mackerel has recently been in the news for all the wrong reasons. First, the latest research tells us that the Spanish

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Reef

Coral & Coal do Not Mix

Election Promises Will Destroy the Reef! You know that an election is drawing near when politicians start making promises that they can’t keep or, at best, shouldn’t

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Creature Feature

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

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Climate Change

Common Sense & Climate Change

After reading the recent IPCC report, I felt of dismay, anger and a tiny bit of hope. The report made it very clear that the rate of

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Reef

Reef Listed in Danger

The recent UNESCO draft decision to list the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger” seems to have caused much shock and consternation amongst our politicians. Why? As

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Runoff

Death by Dirt

As I went for a walk in our beautiful Bicentennial Park the other day, I was extremely disappointed to see that both sides of the creek were

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