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Seagrass and black swan grazing interactions

Black swans (Cygnus atratus) regularly graze on seagrasses such as Ruppia and Halophila. This project aims to determine:

  • What type of estuarine habitats are important for black swans?
  • Is seagrass an important food source for black swans?
  • The effect of human disturbance on seagrass and black swan grazing interactions.

Researchers

Associate Professor Glenn Hyndes
Rory McAuley
Rodney Lenanton
Department of Fisheries, Western Australia, Stephen Newman
Mote Marine Laboratory, United States, Colin Simpfendorfer

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