Marine


PAPER ON MARINE PESTS IN BOTANY BAY

LINK ON WEEDY SEADRAGONS AT BARE ISLAND

TOP LINKS:

Sea Quirts (Ascidiidae) – a site about sea squirts from around the world

Michael Mc Fadyen – local Botany Bay diver – best descriptions of Bare Island

Dive the Blue

Botany Bay Watch

Laperouse Seagrass Watch

Members of the Seagrass Watch include: Leanne from Sydney Dive (www.sydneydive.com.au ); Dave from Ecodivers (www.ecodivers.org.au); local residents Greg, Kathleen, Alain, Henry, Tom and William. Carla Sbrocchi from the Central Coast Environmental Network(www.cen.org.au ) is the Seagrass Project Officer for the region. Coordinator for the group is Lynda Newnam. The group can be contacted through the contact page on this website.  LINK TO FIRST MONITORING REPORT.

3 Main Seagrass genera in Botany Bay:

Posidonia    Listing of Posidonia australis as Endangered

Zostera

Halophila

Seagrass Report for Penrhyn April 2007

The Department of Natural Resources Vegetation Map of Botany Bay: (Seagrass = yellow/Saltmash = red/ Mangrove = green) Link to DNR site.

For more information on Seagrasses: Seagrass Watch International – www.seagrasswatch.org

BARE ISLAND

Photos: click here

Link to www.botanybaywatch.com.au – excellent site for marine biodiversity in Botany Bay. Everyone, from divers to fishers, can record sightings of species which live in and on the Bay.

Story on Wonder Weed collected around Bare Island (Catalyst Program on ABC) and in posts for Research

Discovery of new Genus of Anglerfish – more details: http://www.austmus.gov.au/fishes/fishfacts/fish/anglerfish.htm