Coastal and marine habitats are severely degraded by marine debris, posing a serious threat to marine turtles, mammals, seabirds and other EPBC listed species. This project will identify sources of marine debris and develop targeted solutions engaging and training coastal and Indigenous communities to enhance and improve habitat of high conservation value species. (Text from Caring for our Country funding - accessed 16 February 2012)
People involved: Tangaroa Blue Foundation Ltd
The scope of Reef Check Australia programs will be expanded by undertaking Indigenous volunteer training on Palm Island, new reef health monitoring programs on the Ningaloo Coast and around Fraser Island, cleaning up marine debris in Moreton Bay, delivering volunteer training in reef health monitoring methods and implementing new community participation programs. (Text from Caring for our Country funding - accessed 16 February 2012)
People involved: Reef Check Foundation Ltd
PROPONENT: NT Seafood Council
FUNDING: Caring for Our Country, Territory Natural Resource Management Board
Bennett, M. & Bansemer, C. (2004) Investigations of Grey Nurse Shark in Queensland to fulfil actions under the Recovery Plan for Grey Nurse Shark (Carcharias taurus) in Australia regarding impact of divers, and establishment of a photographic database to improve knowledge of migratory movements, localised site movements and estimation of bycatch. © Commonwealth of Australia.
This report describes the biology, distribution, and conservation needs of the Grey Nurse Shark, and the conservation management and research for this species.