Low Tide Mangroves Russell Island

As soon as I look out and see that it is low tide, I know the mangroves are now exposed and I can go down to the waters edge and walk through the mangroves and down along the bottom of the Bay. If its early morning, the area is full of midges and mosquitos andContinue reading “Low Tide Mangroves Russell Island”

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”

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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”

Mangroves on the Wetlands….Southern Moreton Bay Islands

A total of 19 plant formations occur on the tidal wetlands. Six of those formations are dominated by the mangrove Avicennia marina. Climatic conditions in Moreton Bay provide optimum temperatures of 18- 24 degrees for the growth of Avicennia marina for six to seven months of the year. Behind the fringing mangroves, salt-marsh is usuallyContinue reading “Mangroves on the Wetlands….Southern Moreton Bay Islands”

Every Picture Tells a Tale…The Silence of the Mangroves

http://everypicturetellsatale.wordpress.com/ January 5, 2013 1:42 am / Leave a Comment / Edit I have always been interested and fascinated by Mangroves since I started studying them as an Unit in a Horticultural Course I attempted at Geraldton TAFE many years ago. I gave up the course when I got bogged in all the Maths requiredContinue reading “Every Picture Tells a Tale…The Silence of the Mangroves”

Morning with the Mangroves at The Point

The Point at low tide is rich with mangroves. This is a protected Nature Reserve and Sanctuary as these waters have dugong,  crabs, sea turtles and many species of fish and molluscs, as well as the mangroves.  The shoreline has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. It was just mud, but now has beenContinue reading “Morning with the Mangroves at The Point”

Mangroves on Lamb Island Point

I am back on Lamb island…my home. The Point is the tip nearest  Stradbroke Island which you can see ahead. When it is low tide like it is here, it looks as if you can walk across. Between Lamb and Stradbroke Island is a channel  used by yachts and boats so it is not asContinue reading “Mangroves on Lamb Island Point”

Mangrove Flats at Lamb island

http://www.redland.qld.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/_Recreation_%20Facilities/Culture_heritage/SMBIHeritageTrailMap.pdf   When the tide is low, the rocky shore of Lamb Island with ancient mangroves twisted in beautiful shapes, gleam in the sunshine and glow in the evening light. http://www.mangrovewatch.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=81&Itemid=300198 Queensland mangroves have always been affected by adverse natural climatic conditions that are manifest seasonally and annually in the first instance, and episodically withContinue reading “Mangrove Flats at Lamb island”

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