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Seagrass Investigation at NIWA

Increasingly seagrass is seen as a key marine habitat and it is highly threatened. Find out more about current research.

Comparing seagrass meadows across New Zealand

NIWA scientists are on a mission to discover the role and importance of seagrass in New Zealand marine ecosystems. Mark Morrison, Meredith Lowe, Keren Spong, and Nicola Rush outline what they've found so far.

Does seagrass contribute to marine biodiversity?
In looking at biodiversity, marine ecologists at NIWA have compared seagrass meadows and patches with nearby unvegetated areas. Judi Hewitt answers some of the questions that have guided the research.

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