Coast to Coral (Brisbane): A muddy journey into Moreton Bay
Join Reef Check Australia and friends at The Bearded Lady for an evening of discovery, inspiration and appreciation of our local marine, coastal and catchment environments. Each month we have a new, interesting and engaging speaker.
This month, our speaker is Ryan Beecroft. Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in Ocean Engineering at the Australian Maritime College and is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Queensland, School of Civil Engineering.
Have you ever arrived at the beach or a coastal diving location expecting clear pristine waters, only to be greeted by terrible visibility? Ryan’s talk will clear your field of vision, investigating mechanisms that transport, circulate and re-suspend mud within Moreton Bay.
Excess mud can smother marine habitats (including nearshore reefs!), and bring with it dangerous chemicals (heavy metals, pollutants and nutrients) and reduced water clarity. Ryan’s research investigates a variety of ways that mud makes its way into the Bay (wind-waves, tidal currents, dredging operations) through intensive monitoring. The research is important for identifying areas most at risk from muddy waters, and to support establishing stringent water quality monitoring procedures.
6pm: Bar opens
6:30: Grab a seat (they go fast!)
6:45: Talk kicks-off
7:30: Pizza & good sea-minded conversation!
Entry is $3 which contributes to A/C, and pizza at the end.
As the venue is a bar, Under 18's are most welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. And a 5 year gap is necessary, ie. 17-yr-old can not be accompanied by a 18-yr-old.
For more information contact Reef Check Australia: [email protected]│www.reefcheckaustralia.org│#coasttocoral
This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by Queensland Government Community Sustainability Action Grants,and Layne Beachley Foundation, with amazing in-kind support from The Bearded Lady.