Hervey Bay Mangrove Watch Node Survey Area
The Mary River (Qld) catchment is located south of Hervey Bay. The Mary river is different to most major rivers entering the Great Barrier Reef in that it flows mainly in a northerly direction, rather than easterly, flowing through Gympie and Maryborough before entering the ocean west of Fraser Island. Beef cattle grazing was the most common agricultural activity with small amounts of sugar cane growing, broadacre cropping and horticulture also present. Land is used mainly for agricultural production covers 38% of the catchment. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Rivers, Creeks and Estuaries in the Hervey Bay region surveyed for Mangrove Watch include:
- Beelbi Creek
- Eli Creek
- Susan River