ECF was again a community partner, supporting OzFish’s Seeds for Snapper project from early December to early January.
Across the metro area 15,000 seeds were collected and planted in 800 sandbags that then formed 0.8has of seagrass restoration trials.
Volunteers, including from local dune groups, walked the beaches collecting seagrass fruits that washed ashore and were found along the high tide mark. Fruits were then transferred to water tanks at the Cruising Yacht Club where the husks and seeds separate; the seeds are then planted in sandbags that are dropped in areas where the seagrass has degraded.
A new video Seeds for Snapper – South Australia shows the nature and benefits of seagrass along Adelaide’s coast and how the project operates.