Marine Discovery Centre
Sediments in our mangroves and surrounding areas originate from the erosion of the massive Wollumbin volcano (Mount Warning), which formed some 23 million years ago.
The mangrove ecosystems are vital nurseries for fish. They protect us from storms, clean the water and are home to young fish, crabs and a host of other animals. Migratory and resident shorebirds also depend on the rich supply of food found in mangrove mud and nearby mudflats.
Mangroves are one of the most productive and diverse ecosystems on the planet.
Visit the Centre today to learn more about mangroves and the ecosystems they support.