Estuary macrofauna score

This score is an indicator of health that is based on the estuary macrofauna community. The score is calculated using a Mud Benthic Health Model. Information on the types and numbers of macrofauna species present at a monitoring site are summarised into a continuous score, which is compared against guidelines that tell us if there has been ‘very low impact’, ‘low impact’, ‘moderate impact’, ‘high impact’ or ‘very high impact’ from mud.

Also see Benthic Health Model.