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Dugongs spotted in Broadwater

August 30, 2013
28/8/2013 This dugong was spotted around the seagrass beds on the landward side of wave break island

28/8/2013 This dugong was spotted around the seagrass beds on the landward side of Wave Break island at the Southport Broadwater. Click on the photo to find out more.

DUGONG in broadwater 17.8.13

This dugong was seen near Wave Break Island on August 17. Dugongs with tags from the tagging program in Morteon Bay are sometimes seen in the Southport Broadwater. Seagrass beds where herds of dugongs feed in Morteon Bay were damaged during the Queensland floods, which could be a factor in dugongs swimming down to the seagrass bed behind Wave Break Island.If the GC City Council proposed cruise ship terminal was built at the Gold Coast Seaway at the Broadwater, it would impact the fragile seagrass bed.

To learn more about the dugongs that live on our doorstep, watch this video from the UQ dugong research site. http://www.uq.edu.au/marinevertebrate/images/video/dugong1.wmv

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