Early Morning Seagrass Monitoring in Roebuck Bay (Black Ledge)

Time to indulge in another sunrise over Yawuru Nagulagun (Roebuck Bay Marine Park), before an early morning session to again take advantage of an even smaller tide and avoid the heat of the day. Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is necessary.

Find dugong feeding trails and fascinating sea creatures while contributing to an important data set that helps us monitor the health of Roebuck Bay! Read more about the Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project here.

Please bring or wear the following:

  • a head torch if you have one (as we will be preparing in low light before the sun rises – we have torches you can borrow)
  • a hat, sun cream and suitable sun protective clothing, i.e. lightweight long sleeves (for when the sun comes out!)
  • reef boots or other enclosed footwear suitable for wet conditions (we have reef boots available to borrow if you don’t have your own)
  • a personal water bottle to carry with you.

We will provide:

  • a healthy selection of morning tea and refreshments
  • reef boots to borrow if you do not have your own suitable footwear
  • instruction on monitoring techniques and equipment
  • safety induction including hand sanitiser and guidance on social distancing.

The distance we walk across the intertidal mud flats takes approximately 30min at this site.

Please direct any questions to the event coordinator, Victoria, via email ([email protected]) or via mobile phone on 0497 810 129.

We will be meeting in the dark. There is the option to sleep over the night before at the Broome Bird Observatory (BBO) to be closer to the meeting point.

map of Black Ledge

Distance from town centre: 30 mins drive (4WD recommended - the section of Crab Creek Road, which is dirt, can be in poor condition)

GPS coordinates: -18.001664, 122.208194 

March 23, 2023 at 4:00am - 7am
Crab Creek Road (do not use Google Maps)
Broome, WA 6725
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Victoria · · 0497 810 129
Alex Gibson Dianne Bennett Kiehana Carter

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