Fact sheet

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NESP Marine and Coastal Hub (2024). Mapping seagrass habitat – Gulf of Carpentaria. Project 4.1 Information sheet. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, Cairns, Queensland.

2024

Overview

The Gulf of Carpentaria’s globally significant seagrass meadows support dugongs, green turtles, and commercially important prawns and fishes. Threats to meadow health and the species reliant upon them include: land based water extraction and grazing, fishing and tourism activities, and climatic events such as floods and heatwaves.

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