Between 2015 and 2018, SURG members, with the assistance from the general public, have been assessing threats to estuarine species and the habitats that they rely on during some stage of their life cycle. Using a number of research methods these threats were quantified and the impacts to the estuarine ecosystem determined along four local estuaries.
This research aimed to inform the wider community of the local threats to critical habitats, identify areas of high risk, direct on-ground works and produce educational material that promotes resilience to enhance biodiversity.
Come along to the National Marine Science Centre on Wednesday 5th September at 7pm when Steve Dalton will present the findings from SURG's three year study of Boambee Creek, Coffs Creek, Corinidi River and Moonee Creek. Steve will highlight the significance and uniqueness of these waterways and bring to light some of the specific threats to individual northern NSW estuaries.