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Habitat Protectors

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.

Topics

  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
  • Human Impacts
  • Seagrasses

Years

  • 7-10
  • Late 3-6

Curriculum

a-c-geographyScience

Media Type

PDF - 1.11 MB

Objectives

Students will:

  • 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

  • ACHGK070
  • ACSHE217
  • ACSSU094

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