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Habitat Location .. detailed information
Picnic Bay - West Point Mangroves

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Townsville Shire
Grid Reference No :DU800810
Wetland Type Classification :Complex continuous wetland aggregation
Biogeographic Region :Brigalow Belt (North)
Ecological System/Subsystem :1. Marine/Intertidal 2. Estuarine/Intertidal
Class/Subclass :1. Scrub-shrub wetland/Evergreen 2. Emergent/Persistent
Dominance Type :1. Avicennia marina 2. Sporobolus virginicus
Water Regime :Regularly flooded
Water Chemistry :1. Euhaline 2. Mixohaline
Soil :Organic
Associated Vegetation :1. Rhizophora sp. Bruguiera sp. 2. Halosarcia indica, Sueda australis
Size :~ >50m from landward edge
Management Issues :Altered hydrology from levees, roads etc
Conservation Value :High

Recommended Actions :
  1. Ensure infrastructure does not further alter hydrology of area.

  2. Ensure any further rural-residential development does not impact on area (e.g. suitable buffer distances, adequate wastewater treatment, etc)


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