Seagrass

An underrated ecosystem hero!

Seagrass is an important food source for many of our spectacular ocean creatures such as dugongs, turtles and seahorses! It is also an ecosystem engineer, altering the state of its location by adding vital oxygen to the water, balancing heavy-metals, pollutants and nutrients levels and stabilising sediment to prevent coastal erosion.

We are alarmed at the rate of disappearance of seagrass we are witnessing here on the Gold Coast and so have joined a national network of environmental warriors to monitor its growth and prevent its decline, and we need your help!

By coming to one of our seagrass surveys you will have a lot of fun, as well as contributing towards the collection of important scientific data. We need hardy volunteers who don’t mind getting wet and are looking to meet some like-minded people while learning some new skills! We encourage university students, outdoor enthusiasts, adventurous friends and families. Just be sure to contact us is you would like to bring children so that we can confirm whether a particular site is suitable for small people.

Our Seagrass Surveys

We need volunteers with a passion for environmental science and the preservation of aquatic life to assist us in our vital work monitoring seagrass meadows on the Gold Coast! Bring your enthusiasm, appropriate clothing and water shoes for the event and be prepared to have a lot of laughs and make new friends. We hope to see you there! 

Gold Coast Seagrass is an established program in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. The Seagrass Gold Coast program raises community and government awareness in the Gold Coast region and aims to distribute information on seagrass populations, trends, sea turtle and seahorse presence!


Find our results here! (coming soon)

Read through methodology, research set up and more here.

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Seagrass Survey Results

Click on the different layers on the left to see results for each survey round

Zoom in to each location to see the average seagrass cover

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