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Changes in the distribution of mangroves in the Port Jackson-Parramatta River Estuary from 1930 to 1985.

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C A Thorogood

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Fisheries Research Institute NSW Department of Agriculture PO Box 21 Cronulla NSW 2230.
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The Division of Fisheries is mapping the historical distribution of estuarine vegetation in a number of estuaries as part of an Estuarine Inventory of New South Wales. This preliminary report outlines the changes in distribution of mangroves in the Port Jackson-Parramatta River Estuary from 1930 to 1985. The Port Jackson-Parramatta River estuary is a ria (drowned river valley) on the coast of NSW, surrounded by the cities of Sydney and Parramatta. It is composed of three arms – Middle Harbour, the Lane Cove River, and Parramatta River/Duck Creek, and a deep harbour in which they converge (see fig. 1). Two species of mangrove grow in this estuary, Avicennia marina, the grey mangrove, and Aegiceras corniculatum, the river mangrove.
How to Cite: Thorogood, C.A., 2010. Changes in the distribution of mangroves in the Port Jackson-Parramatta River Estuary from 1930 to 1985.. Wetlands Australia, 5(2), pp.91–96. DOI: http://doi.org/10.31646/wa.95
Published on 22 Jan 2010.
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