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Plants and animals

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Commonly sampled plants and animals in the Gladstone Harbour and surrounding marine and estuarine systems include animals and plants.

Animals

  • Aquatic freshwater macroinvertebrates
  • Zooplankton including copepods, rotifers, protozoa
  • Molluscs mainly gastropods

Plants

  • Mangroves
  • Benthic algae
  • Phytoplankton mainly diatoms with occurrences of dinoflagellates
  • Seagrass

There is also the possibility of seeing a range of other animals while out on the water including crabs, fish, crocodiles, sharks, jellyfish, prawns, dolphins, turtles, dugong, wader birds and sea birds.

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Last reviewed 28 February 2020
Last updated 28 February 2020