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Successful seaweed transplant

Sydney marine ecologists have successfully restored specimens of crayweed (Phyllospora comosa) on a barren reef at Long Bay and Cape Banks in NSW.

This seaweed species once thrived in the area but vanished during the 1970s and 1980s due to high levels of sewage in the water.

The ecology team transplanted fertile specimens of the crayweed, taken from Palm Beach and Cronulla. The transplanted crayweed survived as well as those in natural environments and has successfully reproduced, encouraging a resurgence of reef biodiversity.

Read more at UNSW Sydney

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