Working together to restore seagrasses at Shark Bay

November 11, 2019

Hub researchers are working with Malgana Traditional Owners to assist the natural recovery of seagrasses devastated by a marine heatwave at Shark Bay.


Sinclair, Elizabeth

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A sand filled hessian bag on the seabed with Amphibolis antarctica seedlings attached

Working together to restore seagrasses at Shark Bay

Researchers and Malgana Indigenous rangers head out to explore seagrasses at Fowlers Camp, Shark Bay. Image: Rachel Austin, The University of Western Australia In the summer of 2010­­–2011, a marine heatwave and sediment deposits from the flooding Wooramel River devastated the seagrasses of Western Australia’s Shark Bay, a World Heritage Area recognised as a refuge for many globally threatened species of plants and animals.

The large temperate seagrasses Amphibolis antarctica and...


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