Living seawall along Plymouth Sound coastline enhances biodiversity
Specially-designed concrete panels will provide new habitats for marine flora and fauna on the edge of the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park.
It is hoped that the panels become home to limpets, barnacles, anemones, seaweeds, sponges and other species commonly found in natural habitats along the South West coastline. They will be monitored over the coming months.
The project is being led by the University of Plymouth working alongside partners including Living Seawalls, Sydney Institute of Marine Science, Plymouth City Council, Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum, Our Only World, The Rock Pool Project, Arup, Swansea University, and Ocean Conservation Trust.
It is also being supported with funding from the University of Plymouth, Our Only World, Plymouth City Council, Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum, Cattewater Harbour Commissioners, and Associated British Ports (ABP).
Goal FF. Devon’s Coastal and Marine Habitats Have Been Protected, Restored and Enhanced.