Gain a basic understanding on seagrass ecology, its importance as a ecosystem, global and local threats, and how we monitor its condition. Once you have completed the course you will be ready for field training and participation in our survey events.
Part 1 - Introduction to Seagrass
This section aims to give you a general understanding of seagrass ecology, clear up some common misconceptions and describe seagrass distribution from a global to local scale.
Part 2 - Why is Seagrass Important?
Unlike more glamorous and iconic Australian ecosystems such as coral reefs, seagrass is often overlooked, ignored or misunderstood to be a muddy wasteland. This lesson explores what makes seagrass a vital ecosystem and why we need to moniter its condition.
Part 3 - Watergum Seagrass Background
In this section you will learn why we monitor seagrass, how often and where conduct surveys and how you can get involved
Part 4 - Seagrass Survey Method
This section goes through the survey method and provides a solid foundation for our field training