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Theme: Celebrate the Sea: The Wetlands Connection

Seaweek '96 coordinators: Harry and Jane Breidahl

Personal Actions

Lets work for our wetlands:

  • Be responsible with the use of water and ensure that rubbish, detergents, oils, soils and chemicals are prevented from entering our waterways.
  • Appreciate saltmarshes and mangrove forests from boardwalks and information centres. They are sensitive to trampling and take a long time to recover.
  • Phosphate is a contributing factor in blue green algal blooms, read labels on washing powders.
  • Avoid sea bird colonies during the nesting season, many birds abandon their nests if disturbed.

Further Resources


Breidahl, Harry. (1994) A Guide to Life on Earth Macmillan Education Australia

Claridge, D & Burnett, J. (1993) Mangroves in Focus Wet Paper

Cowling, S. (1989) Wetland Wildlife Gould League of Victoria

Make your own crab hat
Kesselheim, A et al. (1995) Wow! The Wonders of Wetlands
Environmental Concern Inc & The Watercourse

View the reference list on Wetlands from the '96 site.


Wetlands, Waterways & Waterbirds Group, Environment Australia www.environment.gov.au

EdFish Wetlands education www.dpi.qld.gov.au/fishweb/

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Extending the theme - classroom activities

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