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Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2012 17:03 Written by Mangrove Hub Wednesday, 04 April 2012 08:27

Julie McEnerny Mangrovia Art Exhibition

Julie McEnerny is artist in residence with the Cairns Botanic Gardens and compiling a botanical series on mangroves of the area.

Her exhibition Mangrovia is to be launched on 1st June and will hang until 18th. For more details contact Julie at

See example of Julie's artwork below. Mangrove artwork by Julie McEnerny


Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 April 2012 20:22 Written by Mangrove Hub Tuesday, 03 April 2012 20:17

MangroveWatch to star on Totally Wild

"Totally Wild" story "Mangrove Watch" will be going to air on Monday 30th April at 4:00 pm on Network Ten. Be sure to put in your diaries.

A link to the online version will be placed on this site after the episode goes to air.


Last Updated on Monday, 05 March 2012 06:29 Written by Mangrove Hub Monday, 05 March 2012 06:21

Mangrove monitoring goes hi-tech

Read this article in the Bayside Bulletin / Redland Times for news on Mangrove Watch in Moreton Bay.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 February 2012 08:20 Written by Administrator Thursday, 16 February 2012 08:02

Mangroves on Channel 10 Scope program

From Channel 10's Scope TV show with a focus on the Coast. Click the link below to view the episode with a presentation by Dr. Norm Duke.

Scope report on Mangroves

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 January 2012 10:28 Written by Mangrove Hub Tuesday, 03 January 2012 10:26


Geoffrey Redman is taking action to save a pocket of mangroves at Deagon, before they get cut off from the tide and die.

Patch Needs Protection

Transcribed from the Northern Chronicle, Wednesday December 21, 2011


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ALONG Cabbage Tree Creek, wedged between the Gateway Motorway and the urban sprawl of Deagon, lies a special patch of mangroves - but they are in trouble. With mud build-up threatening the trees, one local has swung into action. Geoffrey Redman, who has lived next to the mangrove forest for eight years, said a few years ago he was catching mud crabs off his back step.

"Nowadays you'd sink into the mud never to be seen again," Mr Redman said. "Eventually the mangroves will be cut off fromthe tide and die."

The retired surveyor said the 1.5-acre patch contained all six species of mangroves that could grow in Brisbane, making its survival vital. He said mud had reduced tidal flushing of the area,decreasing marine creature movement and creating pools for mosquitoes to breed.

Mr Redman submitted a proposal to the Department of Transport and Main Roads to dredge out the channel and restore tidal flows, and offered to set up a pilot study.

With the help of MangroveWatch scientists from James Cook University he will monitor the health of the mangroves.

JCU MangroveWatch coordinator Jock Mackenzie said Brisbane City Council Water Resources and DEEDI Fisheries supported the project.

"Mangrove areas such as this are very few and far between around Brisbane," Mr Mackenzie said. "These remnant areas might be small, but they have very high value in terms of providing a nursery ground for marine creatures."


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