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Habitat Location .. detailed information
Horseshoe Bay lagoon, Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island
Townsville Shire
Grid Reference No :DU840860
Wetland Type Classification :Simple wetland aggregation
Biogeographic Region :Brigalow Belt (North)
Ecological System/Subsystem :Palustrine
Class/Subclass :1. Forested/Evergreen 2. Emergent/Non-persistent
Dominance Type :1. Melaleuca leucadendra 2. Eleocharis dulcis
Water Regime :Seasonally flooded
Water Chemistry :Fresh
Soil :Organic
Associated Vegetation :Urochloa mutica, Passiflora foetida
Size :800m x 100m
Management Issues :Sewerage disposal, urban encroachment, exotics, fire.
Conservation Value :High

Recommended Actions :
  1. Investigate with stakeholders the reservation/conservation of the entire swamp under the one conservation tenure.

  2. Seek improvement in sewerage disposal methods to avoid groundwater contamination of swamp.

  3. Investigate potential for eco-tourism.


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