Hydrobiology attended a morning briefing and snorkel on the ‘Coogee Maritime Trail’ which was organised by The PIANC WA Chapter, Subcon and the City of Cockburn.
The trail applies Subcon’s Integrated Artificial Reef concept to Coastal Developments. It demonstrates how owners of coastal infrastructure can create facilities that promote community wellbeing and cohesion, integrate into the natural environment and promote fisheries abundance.
The dive and snorkel trail encompasses WA’s premier shore-based shipwreck, the Omeo and nearly 70 purpose-built reef habitats, ranging in height from 1m to 5m tall. The unique sections create a complex reef that includes lots of cave-like spaces to support fish, crays and molluscs and are great for snorkeling!