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A healthy oyster reef in Tasmania

Huge Restored Reef Aims to Bring South Australia’s Oysters Back From the Brink

The largest oyster reef restoration project outside the United States is underway in the coastal waters of Gulf St Vincent, near Ardrossan in South Australia.

Construction began earlier this month. Some 18,000 tonnes of limestone and 7 million baby oysters are set to provide the initial foundations for a 20-hectare reef.

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A tank can give a good idea of what will happen out in the wild

Climate Change Could Drive Coastal Food Webs to Collapse

Coastal marine food webs could be in danger of collapse as a result of rising carbon dioxide levels, according to our new research.

The study shows that although species such as algae will receive a boost, the positive effects are likely to be cancelled out by the increased stress to species further up the food chain such as predatory fish.

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