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QLD Seagrass Dispersal

Research is underway into the link between endangered Green Sea Turtles, vulnerable Dugongs, and seagrass, to increase survival rates for all. Floods and cyclones wiped out 98% of the seagrass meadows between Cairns and Townsville (over 400 km!) in 2010-11, which saw a more than double increase in annual dugong and sea turtle deaths in 2011-12.
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Granite Island Little Penguins

The Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) is the smallest species of penguin in the world, with an average height of just 33 cms. They are found only on the southern coastlines of Australia and New Zealand. Populations of Little Penguins are facing serious decline. On Granite Island in South Australia, numbers have fallen from 1548 in 2001 to just 22 in 2015.
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Manly Little Penguins

FNPW funds the Manly Little Penguin Program to manage this endangered population. Funds go towards monitoring of the Little Penguin population, provision of resources for volunteers and education activities.
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Seagrass Collaboration

Currently, a wealth of data on seagrass exists in various formats and is held by a multitude of stakeholders across the state. There is a need for coordination and collation of these datasets to optimise their use throughout research, monitoring and management.
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Tangaroa Blue

FNPW works with Tangaroa Blue to reduce the amount of rubbish entering our waterways and ocean. Over 800 species worldwide are impacted by marine debris. They need our help to survive a crisis hidden beneath the waves. More effective than cleaning up beaches is preventing rubbish from ending up there in the first place.
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