Island Mangroves

Mangroves are a group of trees and shrubs that live in the coastal intertidal zone. There are about 80 different species of mangrove trees. All of these trees grow in areas with low-oxygen soil, where slow-moving waters allow fine sediments to accumulate. https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/mangroves.html Mangroves are remarkably tough. Most live on muddy soil, but some also grow on sand, peat, and coralContinue reading “Island Mangroves”

Mangroves Of Queensland

A teaspoon of mud from a north Queensland mangrove forest contains more than 10 billion bacteria. These densities are among the highest to be found in marine mud anywhere in the world and are an indication of the immensely high productivity of this coastal forest habitat.

Shore Bird Roosts in Moreton Bay

Four main types of shore bird roosts are identifiable in Moreton Bay (Thompson, 1991): • open sandy island or beach: found mainly on Moreton and North Stradbroke Islands with only two similar roosts known on, or adjacent to, the western side of Moreton Bay. These types of roosts are used by most species; • saltContinue reading “Shore Bird Roosts in Moreton Bay”

Changing tides at Russell Island…time of the New Moon

Today’s Tide Table….4 May 2014 Next HIGH TIDE in Russell Island is at 3:36 AM, which is in 19 hr 25 min 53 s from now. Next LOW TIDE in Russell Island is at 12:16 PM, which is in 4 hr 05 min 53 s from now. The local time in Russell Island is 8:10:07Continue reading “Changing tides at Russell Island…time of the New Moon”

Marina at Karragarra Island

This week there were many yachts moored at Karragarra and the other islands too… This is arriving at Karragarra Island which is the next island to Russell Island     Safety from the Cyclones……. The waiting shed at Karragarra Island with a beautiful garden at the Jetty   Many yachts are moored here. It isContinue reading “Marina at Karragarra Island”

Beach Walk and Low Tide Fraser Island

It was a very low tide today on Fraser Island Soldier Crabs are prolific on the island. As well as their droppings,  Skates create hollows from hiding in the sand flapping sucking up sand and soldier crabs that make up their diet. Tracks from the Segway make patterns in the sand as I walk backContinue reading “Beach Walk and Low Tide Fraser Island”

Sunset Russell Island 13 December 2013

I am indeed blessed. The neighbor cut down two tall trees which immediately gave me a view of the water… This also gives me a perfect view of the sunset across the water. A small table placed right in front of the window gives me a beautiful place to sit and ponder the ever changingContinue reading “Sunset Russell Island 13 December 2013”

Old Jetty and History of Russell Island

http://moretonbay.biz/part-4-russell-island Russell Island Jetty The first settlers on the island relied on their own resources to take themselves and their produce to market. The area to the east of the current jetty was the site of the rafting ground, where the timber-getters would form log rafts to float their timber to sawmills on the mainland.Continue reading “Old Jetty and History of Russell Island”

Russell Island

http://moretonbay.biz/part-4-russell-island Like the other islands in the bay, Russell Island has supplied people with food, shelter and other resources for thousands of years. Russell Island was known as Canaipa until it was renamed in the 1840s after Lord John Russell, the British Secretary of State for the colonies at that time. By the 1850s, theContinue reading “Russell Island”

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