Crown of Thorns Control Training
The Crown of Thorns Starfish Control Training on Saturday was a huge success! A great group of interested and motivated community members learnt how to effectively and humanely kill COTS, which will be invaluable in the protection of our local reefs.
SCYC wishes to thank Scott Firth from AMPTO for coming up to teach us about all things COTS, and the Cooktown District Community Centre for lending us their lovely building for the event.
Now we just need some calm weather so we can get out and find some COTS!
Water Quality Sampling
SCYC has been busy this weekend collecting water samples from around the catchment. Working with Jeff Shellburg, SCYC has been taking samples from different points on the Annan River to capture the sediment and nutrient loads of the flood waters created by the good rain recently. The data collected is used to better understand the sediments and nutrients that are transported to the Great Barrier Reef by rivers, and what impact they may be having on freshwater and marine ecosystems.