The wildlife in a wonderful stretch of marine habitat between the Cooloola National Park and Fraser Island would be in jeopardy if a marina at neighbouring Tin Can Bay is to go ahead. It is one of the few truly wild stretches of coastline left in Australia in a region readily accessible to visitors. The terrestrial section harbours rainforest, open forest, heathlands (home to the endangered ground parrot amongst many other species) and the sea is home to dugongs, dolphins (including the Indo-Pacific dolphin), turtles and a great variety of other marine creatures. To find such diversity of habitats and species in one stretch of coast is remarkable.
Steve Irwin’s father Bob Irwin is leading a protest against a proposed marina, which could see more boats ramming turtles and dugongs, more noise that confuses and disorients dolphins and other general disruption to marine life. There are many other areas on our coastline that could be used for marinas without encroaching on such a precious region.
The protest is an urgent one, as decisions are to be made in November, so if you are disturbed about one of our few remaining highly-diverse coastal wildernesses being encroached upon in this way please add your voice to Bob Irwin’s campaign
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