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Coastcare joins Reefcheck

posted Sep 14, 2016, 7:02 PM by Maree Prior   [ updated Sep 18, 2016, 1:47 PM ]
Cooloola Coastcare joined Reefcheck on Tues 13/09 and Wed 14/09 for an exciting venture of groundtruthing Great Sandy Strait marine mapping. Participants were tutored in world standard Reefcheck methodology on the first day aboard 'Science Under Sail' 40foot catamaran Velella and assisted with 'dropcam' recording of rocky, soft coral, sandy & seagrass substrate. The following day was snorkel dive groundtruthing from Shark Bay just north of Kauri Ck all the way to the famous Seary's Ledge in Tin Can Inlet. Our new skills will be well utilised in a curent Gympie Regional Council Environment Levy funded Marine Surveys of Norman Point and Seary's Ledge.

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