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Oyster Reef Restoration in Pumistone Passage.

Photo courtesy of Ben Diggles
Photo courtesy of Ben Diggles


On Tuesday the 26th of November 2019 at 7.30 pm, join Brisbane Branch of Wildlife Queensland for this free public lecture followed by a Xmas supper. No need to book, just come along.

When Greek Migrants opened the first oyster bars in Sydney and then in many other parts of Australia, oysters were as cheap as chips. Incredibly plentiful, very popular with the locals and a good source of nourishment and reasonably priced. What has happened since those early years in the 20th century?

Oysters are no longer widespread, in fact they have been completely eliminated from many areas.

Join marine biologist Dr Ben Diggles as he dives into the marine ecosystem of Moreton Bay and explores the role of shellfish reefs for improving fisheries, water quality and biodiversity.

Unfortunately, shellfish reef ecosystems are now functionally extinct in Moreton Bay as well as many other estuaries along Australia's east coast.

Dr Diggles will present results from a shellfish reef restoration trial that is underway in Pumicestone Passage that shows great promise to help reverse this worrying trend of underwater ecosystem decline in Moreton Bay.

The presentation is free to all, so come along and enjoy it.

Email: brisbane@wildlife.org.au
www.facebook.com /WildlifeQueenslandBrisbaneBranch
Donations always welcome.

This is the last lecture in 2019. Come along and see what valuable work this organisation does for wildlife and consider supporting it - perhaps this would make a good Xmas gift for a family member, or become a member yourself, enjoy the lectures and the camaraderie among like minded people and learn fascinating facts about wildlife each time.

Public Lecture Venue: The Albion Peace Hall
102 McDonald Rd, Windsor QLD 4030, (UBD 140 - C14)
NOTE - THE ENTRANCE TO THE OFF-STREET PARKING AREA AT THE VENUE HAS CHANGED. IT IS NOW OFF ALBION ROAD.
Free parking.
Train: Airport, Shorncliffe & Doomben lines, Albion stop, 225 metres to venue.

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When: Tuesday 26th November 2019.
Where: ALBION PEACE HALL 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor QLD 4030 (UBD 140 - C14)
Cost: Free Public Lecture.
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