Mr Len McKenzie

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Seagrass are considered coastal canaries or coastal sentinels that can be monitored to detect human influences to coastal ecosystems. The inshore seagrass monitoring program was designed to detect improvements in water quality, resulting from changes in land management implemented through Reef Rescue. Data collection commenced in 1999 as part of the Seagrass-Watch program and in 2005 it was expanded and integrated as part of the Reef Rescue Marine Monitoring Program