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Dugongs and sea turtles at risk after Queensland floods wipe out seagrass, study shows

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Catastrophic floods earlier this year wiped out one of the largest and most important seagrass meadows in eastern Australia, increasing the risk that dugongs and sea turtles will become stranded, according to research...

Sunscreen chemicals accumulating in Mediterranean seagrass, finds study

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Chemicals found in sunscreen lotions are accumulating in Mediterranean seagrass, a study has found. Scientists discovered ultraviolet filters in the stems of Posidonia oceanica, a seagrass species found on the coast o...

Queensland scientists brave crocodiles and deadly jellyfish to regrow seagrass

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Researchers have been forced to avoid crocodiles, deadly jellyfish and even quicksand-like mud to replant seagrass beds south of Cairns as part of a project they hope to expand across tropical Australia. The underwate...

‘Catastrophic’: UK has lost 90% of seagrass meadows, study finds

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The UK has lost more than 90% of the lush seagrass meadows that once surrounded the nation, research has found. Scientists described the decline as catastrophic, but the latest analysis also shows where the flowering ...