Title

Wildlife of the Gold Coast wetlands

Date of this Version

3-1-2015

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

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Burgin, S., & McPhee, D. (2015). Wildlife of the Gold Coast wetlands. In T. Hundloe, B. McDougall, & C. Page (Eds.), The Gold Coast Transformed: From Wilderness to Urban Ecosystem (pp. 93-101). Clayton South, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

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Copyright © Tor Hundloe, Bridgette McDougall & Craig Page, 2015

2015 HERDC submission

ISBN

9781486303298

Abstract

Extract: Water in the landscape of the Gold Coast is dominated by marine and marine-influenced systems. The most obvious are the in-shore waters abutting the Gold Coast's world-famous beaches and estuaries. Little more than a glance at a map of the city also reveals the extensive canal estates built to take advantage of the marine waters, and indeed expand them. The waters of the rivers mix with the ocean's waters in the estuaries. These ecosystems are valuable nursery areas for marine wildlife, particularly, but not restricted to, fishes of commercial and recreational value.

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