Project E7 – Assessing the feasibility of restoring giant kelp beds in eastern Tasmania

Photos of a healthy and a degraded giant kelp forest
Giant kelp off eastern Tasmania. Images: Cayne Layton and Matt Doggett.

Dense, giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) forests were once ubiquitous off Tasmania, but now only five per cent remain and they are listed by the Australian Government as an endangered marine community: the first such listing for a marine community in Australia. 

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