Port Phillip Bay

To: "Graham Turner" <>, "Baus" <>
Subject: Port Phillip Bay
From: "michael norris" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 17:55:17 +1100
Hi Graham

I can't find chapter and verse for that claim.

But this part of the world has a fantastic marine environment. The 2000 
Environment Conservation Council Marine Coastal and Estuarine Investigation 
(which led to Victoria's world-leading system of Marine Protected Areas) says 
that Australia's southern waters have the world's highest diversity of red and 
green algae, sea mosses, crabs and shrimps, and sea-squirts, with 90-95% of 
most groups being found nowhere else on earth.

And then you have to add the bryozoans (many in PPBay not known elsewhere) and 
the amphipods (hi Vim!)....

No wonder people feel passionately that the Channel Dredging Project is too big 
a risk.

Michael Norris

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