We stayed a night at Salt Creek in the Coorong on our return to Adelaide after spending a few days on the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne with family. The overnight stay allowed me to do some photography on an early morning poodlewalk around the eroded calcified limestone formations at the Salt Creek outlet and the South Lagoon.
The South Lagoon runs from Parnaka Point to south of Salt Creek and I was guided by this report by the Goyder Institute which had highlighted the decrease in waterbird abundance in the Coorong. It stated that this decrease was been associated with a recent shift from an aquatic plant-dominated to an algal-dominated system. Continue reading