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Falmouth harbour 'at risk' algae is unique say Exeter scientists

Red algae growing in Cornwall's Fal Estuary is genetically unique, new research shows.


Academics from the University of Exeter said the findings supported the need to protect the bed which was "very much at risk" from factors such as marine pollution.

They said the algae also acted as a nursery for commercial fish stocks.

The maerl beds have been at the centre of debates on dredging Falmouth harbour for cruise ships and larger marine traffic.


See here for BBC News article.


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