West et al. (1984, 1985) described the distribution of mangroves in New South Wales. In those reports, five mangrove communities of Sydney are briefly described. They are Pittwater (0.180 sq km), Port Jackson (0.914 sq km), Botany Bay (3.996 sq km), Georges River (2.028 sq km) and Port Hacking (0.328 sq km), Both Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh. Var australasica (Walp.) Moldenke and Aegiceras corniculatum (Stckm.) Blanco are recorded from all five years.
Yet within the Sydney region, another mangrove community appears to be thriving. Wolli Creek, the principal tributary of Cooks River, contains a mangrove community growing over at least 0.024 sq km.
This study reports on the mangrove community at Wolli Creek and attempts to document the historical development of this community.
How to Cite:
Brown, K.R., Krassoi, F.R., Angus, C. and Underwood, P., 2010. The mangroves of Wolli Creek, Sydney. Wetlands Australia, 8(1), pp.27–29. DOI: http://doi.org/10.31646/wa.124