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Thursday, October 21, 2010

MELBOURNE: Undaria eradication at Apollo Bay and Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project

Photo courtesy of Mark Rodrigue
Our friends at Reef Watch in Victoria here are part of a wonderful brew of cooperative marine educators, managers, scientists and volunteers doing their part to raise awareness of the incredible and highly endemic south eastern coast of Australia. In their latest newsletter they've highlighted project for undaria eradication in Apollo Bay 

The Japapnese kelp,Undaria pinnatifida, is an invasive species that has entrenched itself in Port Phillip Bay and has now been discovered in down Victoria's west coast. The Department of Sustainability and Environment [DSE] have recorded this on their webpage here

Along with another treatment Reef Watch is calling for volunteer divers to hand pull plants on 6-7 and 13-14 Nov. If you can make it along to assist please email Luke as soon as possible at: luke@beaconecological.com.au 

Reef Watch is also listed as a sponsor for a delightful  reef art project on display at the Melbourne Museum (see below). 




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