More press – “How to save marine life… with flowerpots”

The Ecologist magazine has published another article about Mark Browne’s and Gee Chapman’s work attaching flowerpots to seawalls in Sydney Harbour.

Mark with flowerpot

Although sea walls are a strong form of coastal defence they effectively wipe out rock pools which are important oases for marine life. Scientists in Sydney have found a solution involving flower pots…

As anyone who has ever been rockpooling before knows, these little pools of seawater can be a haven for marine life.

But when a natural shoreline is replaced with a vertical seawall, the gently sloping foreshore, along with its rockpools, vanishes.

You can find the full article here


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