Cooloola Sediment Investigation

Environment Levy Grant

Cooloola Sediment Investigation (CSI): Assessing Creeks as Turbidity in Tin Can Bay Inlet which is affecting biodiversity and as a result of tourism, recreational fishing and commercial fishing.

Turbidity in Creeks.

Conduct an underwater assessment at the mouth of creeks around Tin Can Inlet to investigate the up-stream sources of waterborne sediment causing seawater turbidity that has severely affected marine life population density resulting in a lack of biodiversity and low density of populations of marine creatures in the Tin Can Inlet as found in the GRC

funded research conducted by Cooloola Coastcare, the Cooloola Underwater Biodiversity Assessment (CUBA, 2016-7).

Moorings & Anchoring - Documenting Habitat Destruction and Posing Solutions

Engage an underwater cameraman and marine biologist to survey the impact of the mooring and anchor chains identified as an incidental finding in the Cooloola Underwater Biodiversity Assessment (CUBA 2016-7). Document the scope of this damage using underwater video and photography. Through community consultation with stakeholders and experts in mooring design and anchoring management practices identify solutions to address the problem drawing on effective practices in other jurisdictions.

Marine Biologist and Underwater Cameraman

Josh Jensen

Josh ready to dive

Juvenile turtle

A splash of colour in Tin Can Inlet

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