Seagrass seahorse and critter search

 


SURG members participated in a successful sea grass critter search at Boambee Creek on Sunday. Nineteen members keenly donned snorkelling gear and paddled along the creek in search of seahorses, pipefish and other threatened or protected marine species. With the water visibility lucky to be one metre, the group had their work cut out for them, but they did manage to find a small pipefish that was drifting in the current attached to a dislodged seagrass blade.

What was exciting was meeting eight new member or temporary members who were participating in this estuarine activity for the first time. It was great to see the enthusiasm from all who took part. The morning was capped off with a debriefing and sausage sizzle. It was a great way to spend a very hot summers day.

SURG would like to thank Alvena and Tanya who manage Boambee Creek Reserve, for providing free entry to participate on the day.

For anyone who is interested, our next seagrass critter search will be on the weekend of the 25th or 26th February at Moonee Creek. Stay tuned for further details.