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Shellfish reefs have the unenviable position of being Australia’s most critically endangered marine ecosystem. These reefs, made from billions of oysters and mussels, once thrived in Australia’s bays and estuaries from Noosa in Queensland right around Australia’s southern coastline to Perth in Western Australia. Now less than 10% remain.
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Photo credit: Restored shellfish reef in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria © Streamline Media