Our project aims to restore a species called Posidonia australis, a slow-growing seagrass that has been classified as ‘endangered’ in many NSW estuaries, including Lake Macquarie. Posidonia meadows support an array of marine species, including the fish and crabs we love to catch!
To prevent damaging healthy Posidonia meadows during restoration, we are seeking the help of the local community to collect seagrass shoots that become naturally detached from the meadow and can be found floating or washed ashore after storms, winds and big tides.
Clayton Mead – Operation Posidonia Research Assistant
Adriana Vergés – Associate Professor UNSW
Giulia Ferretto – PhD Student UNSW
Michael “Guesty” Guest – OzFish Ambassador and Lake Macquarie Recreational Fisher
Our launch event is a free community event and an opportunity from community members to hear from our scientists and project partners, and most importantly, learn how you can be a part of the Operation Posidonia Storm Squad and help habitat restoration. This information session will be taking place at the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, situated right above the Posidonia habitat where we plan to do this work.