Mangrove Watching in Tampa Bay Florida

Tampa Bay, located on the southwest Florida coast, has experienced considerable change. it is one of the ten largest ports in the nation. Over the past 100 years, Tampa Bay has lost over 44 percent of its coastal wetlands acreage; this includes both mangroves and salt marshes.” Florida Department of Environmental Protection

“Florida's largest open-water estuary (Tampa Bay) harbors a rich and diverse assemblage of plants and animals, along with a rapidly growing human population that has made the region the second largest metropolitan area in the state.” Tampa Bay Estuary Program

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1   Link   Queensland Wetlands Program
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, in partnership with the Australian Government (via the Queensland Wetlands Program), has developed WetlandInfo Queensland (WetlandInfo), your first-stop shop for Queensland wetland information
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2   Link   Fisheries Queensland (DEEDI, QG)
Fisheries Queensland (DEEDI, QG) is the lead state government agency responsible for the management and protection of all marine plants in recognition of their importance in ensuring sustainable fish habitats and fisheries production.
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3   Link   MangroveWatch in Moreton Bay
MangroveWatch in Moreton Bay by Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland is looking for volunteers.
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4   Link   Healthy Waterways
Healthy Waterways South East Queensland working together to improve waterway health
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5   Link   Health-e-Waterways
An Integrated Waterways Information System.
The Health-e-Waterways project is a collaboration between The University of Queensland, the SEQ Healthy Waterways Partnership and Microsoft Research. The aim is to develop a new waterways information management system which will provide a significant advance on current information technology and accessibility.
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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.

Getting Involved

If you would like to find out more about us or if you like to initiate your own MangroveWatch group within your area, please contact someone at the Mangrove Hub. We will be happy to help.

  • Mangrove Hub Facilitator
  • Dr Norm Duke
  • MangroveWatch Ltd
    ABN: 44 153 297 771
  • PO Box 1250,
  • Elanora Q 4221
  • Mangrove Hub Email

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