Look out for Coastcare’s free tide tables featuring some of the critters of the sand and mudflats known as the benthic community or benthos.
Visible to us at low tide, benthos play a critical role in the functioning of estuaries such as the Great Sandy Strait – a Ramsar listed Wetland.
A major link in the marine food chain, they are an important food source for marine fish, mammals and migratory and resident shorebirds.
Shoreline Salty Sandy Somethings, the tiny treasures of the intertidal zone, are an indicator of a healthy marine ecosystem and provide wonder to children and adults of all ages.
The tide tables Sept 2016 – 2017 are available at participating local outlets, with Lindy Orwin of Rainbow Beach on the cover (pictured).
Join the next round of seagrass monitoring in September:
16 Boonooroo via Boat transport- Meet at TCB boat ramp 1130
17 Pelican Bay – Depart TCB 1150, Meet at end of Inskip carpark 1230
18 Norman Point- Meet @ TCB pool 1330
Ph: 0417 554 905