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Melbourne mangroves
Posted By: xjjohnno, 01-26-2009, 02:07 AM

Urban wilds mangroves pics, hmmm I'm wondering if any of the Melbournians can guess the location.

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01-26-2009, 02:09 AM   #2
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Stony Creek Backwash, near the West Gate Bridge memorial...

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Give the man a cigar, spot on, been taking pics there for a few years now, today's visit had me most impressed with how they have recovered. Five years ago I was expecting them to vanish forever.
Here's a pic done with my first point and shoot digital camera, I'll assume that's the memorial you mean?



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You must have fun snapping away today. I never knew that Melbourne has mangroves!
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The Backwash is the closest to Melbourne I think. Jawbone Marine Sanctuary has some good examples as well.

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The mangroves are tucked under the West Gate Bridge on the Newport/ Yarraville side, next to a Mobil storage facility. It's a little spot I discovered years ago when off fishing and I've kept an eye on the place. A spill from the petro chem facility nearly wiped them out back in the early 2000s. Low tide should see quite a lot of crabs there. I'd be quessing they'd be keeping out of the sun at the moment, so I'll have to revisit in a few months with a low tide when the days are cooloer to see what wee beasties I can find.
Yep it was indeed an enjoyable afternoon, a friend brought along his Canon Powershot.
Looks like I'll have to get a few pics from Jawbone as well to add to this collection.
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Thanks for this. I am hunting it down too probably this weekend!

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Let me know if you are planning on heading for Jawbone, it's behind the now gone Williamstown Rifle Range, it's new territory for me, certain less reliable authorities have claimed all the mangroves had been wiped out back in the 1950s due to a chemical spill, although they were referring to some located at the mouth of the Kororoit Creek.
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All you need to know about Jawbone
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Thanks! It could be Saturday after my morning work.

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Very interesting, I have never seen mangroves live, and sprouts not even in pictures! Thanks for sharing. Interesting to see what comes up when the other guys go there too you had an inspirational effect, I see....
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Here's seedling versions of the mangrove plant. Taken at the same location, same day, same lens and camera and no polarisation or any other filter.
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Saturday after 2.30 pm is good for me, have to assist the good lady with food shopping at the Queen Vic market earlier. Also do take into consideration that the mozzies are going to start being quite active from around 6pm when the heat of the sun has eased off a bit.
Actually Saturday is also currently forecast for 40c, might be a better idea to go there when it's not so stinking hot.

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Saturday after 2.30 pm is good for me, have to assist the good lady with food shopping at the Queen Vic market earlier. Also do take into consideration that the mozzies are going to start being quite active from around 6pm when the heat of the sun has eased off a bit.
Actually Saturday is also currently forecast for 40c, might be a better idea to go there when it's not so stinking hot.
I'd concur...

It's 42.5 real degrees on my weather station here at the moment, and I'm not even considering taking off down to take a photo of the nearest wilting mangroves at Barwon Heads!

Might make it there Sat morning to compete with you guys, unless they burn first!!
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