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Satellites used in algae battle to help save Coorong bird life

Algae is being tracked by satellite in the Coorong in a bid to help protect South Australia’s world-renowned bird refuge.

The tracking is helping researchers map floating algae as it suffocates vital food plants in one of Australia’s most important bird habitats.

Filamentous algae are decimating aquatic plants in the southern Coorong as it blocks seeding and germination, according to project leader Professor Michelle Waycott.

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Written by production · · Regional Showcase 2020