May 9, 2018

Seagrass Meadows of Jervis Bay

Seagrass Meadows of Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay is home to the largest and most pristine populations of endangered seagrass known as Posidonia australis.

Seagrass meadows are INCREDIBLE!

  • They store vast amounts of carbon- 100 TIMES the amount of rainforests!!

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  • Capture carbon 40 Times FASTER than tropical rainforests

Posidonia australis fruits

Why are they so important in Jervis Bay?

Seagrasses are able to absorb heavy metals and filter sediments. Capturing sediments dating back as far as 1 300- 3000 years ago!

This is one of the reasons why Jervis Bay has such clear water & why our dolphins in Jervis Bay live so long! Pollution and heavy metals are one of the biggest killers of Dolphins around the world!

Fortunately in Jervis Bay the seagrass meadows are protected in Jervis Bay Marine Park and the Commonwealth Protected waters of Booderee National Park

 

We are so fascinated by Seagrass and all it has to offer, we will keep sharing more.

In the meantime you can find out more here & here:

Prop Damage to Sea Grass Meadows- be careful when dropping anchor.

 

"Amazing Fun & Great Experience for the whole family"

On the 27th of September myself and my family went on the explorer out to see the whales, unfortunately the weather wasn't the best however we all felt like we were on a ride at dream world with the swell. Unfortunately no whales but with the no sighting return voucher, We Appreciated it so much. We then decided to extend our stay so we could try again this time to see the Dolphins, well that was a exciting experience with so many pods of dolphins to be seen and so many photos to be taken. Well worth recommending, Big thanks to our skipper (Tim) & His Crew Michelle, Alex & Therese. Fantastic Job