Students will investigate the role seagrass meadows play in providing an important nearshore habitat for marine organisms. They will also identify risks to the integrity of seagrass communities and investigate improved management strategies.
- Human Impacts
- Late 3-6
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- Recognise seagrass meadows as an important and fragile marine habitat.
- Recognise the need for high water quality and minimal disturbances to maintain seagrass ecosystems.
- Investigate and measure turbidity and how light availability affects the growth of plants.
Australian Curriculum Outcomes
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(Department of Fisheries Resources)
- Lesson Plan: Light Up Our Oceans
- Presentation: Habitat Protectors - Seagrass Meadows
- Article: Flowers of the Ocean: WA’s Expansive Seagrass Meadows
- Article: A Delicate Question of Balance
- Poster: Nearshore for Sure
- Poster: Too Much of a Good Thing
- Poster: A Balancing Act
- Fact Sheet: Seagrasses
- Fact Sheet: Western Rock Lobster
- Fact Sheet: Cobbler