Wildlife of the Gold Coast wetlands

Shelley Burgin, Daryl Peter McPhee

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Abstract

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Gold Coast transformed
Subtitle of host publicationFrom wilderness to urban ecosystem
EditorsT. Hundloe, B. McDougall, C. Page
Place of PublicationClayton South, VIC
PublisherCSIRO Publishing
Pages93-101
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781486303298
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Burgin, S., & McPhee, D. P. (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, VIC: CSIRO Publishing.