Tin Can Bay

Lying adjacent to World Heritage Listed Fraser Island, Tin Can Bay forms part of the Great Sandy Marine Park, itself listed as an important wetland under the RAMSAR Convention.

"The Great Sandy Strait is one of the few passage landscapes in Australia. Passage landscapes occur where offshore islands are sufficiently close to the mainland to block the outflow of a substantial river system. This forms a doubleended estuary, characterised by shifting patterns of mangroves, sandbanks and mud islands". Source: Great Sandy Management Plan.

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Snapper Creek Mangrove Watch Track

Snapper Creek combined GPS Track

Snapper Creek Report Card

Mangrove Watch Snapper Creek Report Card

Community Volunteers

A key feature of MangroveWatch is its close partnership between community volunteers and scientists from the James Cook University’s Mangrove Hub. Together they are systematically recording basic data as video and still imagery for assessments of estuarine habitat health.

Armed with expert support, training and advice, MangroveWatch volunteers in key regions are actively contributing to the monitoring of local estuaries and shorelines. An important goal in this phase of the program is to develop a network of like minded groups with the aim of producing public documents that describe important issues affecting local estuaries and mangroves, and their overall health.

Donations & Sponsorships

MangroveWatch Ltd is a registered charitable company in Australia. To achieve its goals and those of community participants, the program relies on funding and sponsorships to keep things going.

Donations and Sponsorships will be acknowledged on this site.

We need support for:

  • Community volunteers for small vessel hire and fuel
  • Field kits - costing up to $AUD3,000 each
  • Promotional items and awards such as T-Shirts and hats
  • Website maintenance
  • Computers and support for shoreline assessments by the Mangrove Hub

If you can assist any any way then contact us at the Mangrove Hub

MangroveWatch Handout

You can download our fact and information sheet to get more information about the MangroveWatch program.

Mangrove Watch Brochure

You can download our fact and information sheet (see link below) to get more information about the MangroveWatch programs.

Mangrove Watch Brochure