Operation Crayweed comes to Cabbage Tree Bay in Manly
SIMS is very excited to be partnering with the Lim-Sutton Initiative and Friends of Cabbage Tree Bay, including the Bold and the Beautiful swimming club, to bring Operation Crayweed to Manly.
The project uses a technique developed by scientists from SIMS that is already bringing the underwater forests back to Sydney beaches, including Malabar, Little Bay and Bondi. Healthy crayweed is transplanted onto a mesh mat, which is then attached to a shallow reef. In each location, the seaweed has thrived with craybies, crayweed babies, appearing after a few months as the new forest starts to grow.