Operation Posidonia

Giulia Ferretto planting Posidonia australis underwater in Port Stephens

A ‘storm squad’ of volunteers are collecting seagrass fragments used to rehabilitate endangered Posidonia.

Operation Posidonia

A beautiful seagrass is endangered in parts of NSW, but a team of “underwater gardeners” led by a UNSW marine ecologist is working to stem its decline.

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Scientists are asking local communities to help restore endangered Posidonia seagrass meadows by collecting shoots that naturally become detached after large storms.