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Research on Seawalls Featured in Sydney Morning Herald


23 October 2009

A sea wall in Sydney Harbour. Photo: SOBS.
A sea wall in Sydney Harbour. Photo: SOBS.


Research by Dr Mark Browne and Prof. Gee Chapman on the effect of seawalls in Sydney Harbour has been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald. The study involves placing concrete pots on artificial sea walls to mimic the rock pools lost due to development along the coastline. The pots increased the number of species by more than 3 times and are now helping local councils to improve the biodiversity within Sydney Harbour.