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Operation Crayweed

Sydney Institute of Marine Science, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia

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Marine conservation, Crayweed


‘Vast underwater forests have gone missing from the Sydney coastline, with repercussions for local fish, abalone, crayfish and coastal marine biodiversity’ according to the project leaders. The aim of Operation Crayweed is to reintroduce crayweed (Phyllospora comosa) to reefs where it naturally occurred, and to re-establish this essential habitat and food source for Sydney’s coastal marine biodiversity.

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