Wear,R.J., J.E. Tanner and S.L. Hoare
Traditional methods of seagrass restoration are expensive and have had limited success owing to high wave energy. We investigated a range of biodegradable substrates, mostly made of hessian (burlap), to enhance Amphibolis recruitment as an alternative. The technique may represent a non-destructive, cost-effective (AU $10 000 ha-1) method to restore Amphibolis over large spatial scales and in areas that are hydrodynamically too active for traditional techniques, thus helping ameliorate some of the large-scale losses of seagrasses that have occurred globally.
Marine and Freshwater Research