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We may be socially distanced but SIMS researchers are out there,  advancing our understanding of the marine world and providing a helping hand where needed.
Living Seawalls bring new life to Rushcutters Bay

Seaweed and animal species long missing from manmade shorelines are set to return to Rushcutters Bay thanks to a new Living Seawall of 9 habitat panels which runs along two 12-metre stretches of the foreshore. The panels were installed with support from the City of Sydney, following the success of projects in other locations across Sydney Harbour. 
In case you missed this good news story, here's a clip from Channel 9 featuring SIMS' expanding work in restoring micro habitats for our marine residents
Lunchbox Science - Saving Australian Sea Lions
15th July, 12 - 12.45 pm
Registrations Essential

Back when live lectures were a 'thing' we hosted a wonderful  public lecture  by Dr Rachael Gray and her team from the University of Sydney on their work  with Australian Sea Lions  on Kangaroo Island.  If you were fortunate enough to attend then why not continue your learning by popping into this online 'Lunchbox Science' event.  And if you missed the lecture at SIMS this is a great opportunity to understand how a novel intervention treatment is giving Australian Sea Lions a helping hand.


Artificial reefs  - providing refuge that would otherwise be unavailable
In a boost for both recreational fishing and the environment, new research from a team of scientists from UNSW Sydney, the NSW Department of Primary Industries Fisheries, and SIMS shows that artificial reefs can increase fish abundance in estuaries with little natural reef. The study involved the installation of six manmade reefs across three estuaries and found that the overall fish abundance increased up to 20 times in each reef across a two-year period.
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