SALTMARSHes and sanctuary zones

Walk in the Saltmarsh with local Landscape Officer Barbara Murphy.

When: Saturday June 24 10am-11am

Where: Cowleds Landing Sanctuary Zone, Eight-Mile Creek Beach Mullaquana Road

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Have you ever seen the Haswell’s Shore Crab in his marsh burrow? Did you know that juvenile fish swim up tidal creeks on spring tides to feed on shore crab larvae? … what is a spring tide anyway?

Join Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board's Barbara Murphy, and Marine Parks Dr Shelley Paull on a walking tour of the mangrove-saltmarsh habitat in the Sanctuary Zone at Eight-Mile Creek Beach (Whyalla).

You will leave with a better understanding of this important ecosystem that forms a vital link between our land and oceans; and is a driver of food webs that feed marine life including our amazing cuttlefish.

Attendees receive a free Samphires of the Eyre Peninsula plant identification book to use during the walk - and later on their own forays - to identify some of the fascinating salt tolerant samphire plants found growing in our local saltmarshes.

We also have free Beach Explorer guides for the kids.

For a sneak preview of what you will see on the tour watch the Secrets of the Saltmarsh film.





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