Video: Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands - slow TV
The Edithvale-Seaford wetland is a remnant of the once vast Carrum Carrum Swamp.
The site has been an important source of plants used by Bunurong people for food and medicine.
The wetland provides habitat for over 190 species of birds, including 38 species of migratory birds that visit during the summer months.
Black Swans return to the wetland when the water gets about 60 centimetres deep. The birds feed on submerged vegetation using their long necks.
The wetland is listed as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.
The Education Centre on site provides visitors the opportunity to learn about the significant ecological values of the wetland.
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