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The one and only Roebuck Bay (Series)
A marine park for Roebuck Bay!

The draft management plan for a proposed Roebuck Bay marine park which was supposed to be open for public comment and input before the end of 2014 has now been delayed until early 2015. Jason Fowler, Marine Project Officer with Environs Kimberley discusses the importance of the park having a sanctuary zone where nothing can be taken or killed.
Roebuck Bay Snubfin dolphins

These shy individuals are a stay at home species who do not venture from their Roebuck Bay habitat. Jason Fowler, Marine Project Officer with Environs Kimberley, explains what tracking of snubfin dolphins in Roebuck Bay has revealed.
Net gain for Roebuck Bay

Jason Fowler, Marine Project Officer for Environs Kimberley, looks at a decision by the WA State Government to stop commercial gillnet fishing in Roebuck Bay.
A Blooming Good Project!

Kandy Curran, Coordinator of the award winning Roebuck Bay Working Group in Broome, discusses the group’s proactive community work to stop algal blooms in the Ramsar listed bay that laps at the shores of the rapidly growing town of Broome.
Roebuck Bay Working Group in action

Kandy Curran, the Roebuck Bay Working Group Project Coordinator, believes that Roebuck Bay is a wetland wonder in urgent need of management, protection and scientific study to understand its complex ecology and fill in gaps of baseline information necessary for effective management into the future.
Seagrass monitoring on Roebuck Bay

Monitoring seagrass meadows: Julia Rau, Coordinator for the Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring Project, outlines the work that is being done to monitor the sea grass meadows in Roebuck Bay. The monitoring project began in 2007, initiated by a concerned member of the Broome community, who realised that there were no baseline data of the seagrass in the Bay. Seagrass is an important indicator species on the health of the bay. The seagrass beds provide vital habitat for many marine creatures including small fish, crustaceans and prawns. Seagrass stabilises sediments and helps filter pollution that washes into Roebuck Bay early in the wet season. It is the main diet of dugongs who can eat 40kg in a day.
 

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