A project that will provide much-needed habitats for marine organisms is one of four local projects to be funded by Mosman Environmental Foundation’s inaugural grants program.
The Sydney Institute of Marine Science Living Seawalls program enhances marine life through special modular habitat panels which are fitted to seawalls, mimicking features of nature, such as rockpools, crevices and hollows.
The panels, which increase the surface area for marine life and also provide protective habitats, will be installed along the seawall at Ellery Park, near The Spit.
Living Seawalls in other parts of Sydney Harbour support at least 36 per cent more species, including invertebrates, seaweed, and fish, and increase biodiversity more than plain, unmodified seawalls with similar results expected along the nearby Mosman shorelines.
A new living sea wall will be installed along the seawall at Ellery Park, near The Spit.