Scientists hold onto hope for the Coorong

Beringen, Helen
August 2008
Ecos;Aug/Sep2008, Issue 144, p33
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The article reports that the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization's (CSIRO) Water for a Healthy Country Flagship has established the $5.3 million Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth (CLLAMM) ecology Research Cluster to check the ecological health of hyper-marine in South Australia. According to the report, Coorong region experienced increased amount of salinity and decreased water levels that turned the region from wader's delight into a brine shrimp's paradise. Thus, the region's entire South Lagoon is becoming a DeadSea where low water levels have eliminated plants, and water up to five times saltier than the sea has contracted wading birds' traditional food sources of aquatic plants and invertebrates to small area around the Murray Mouth.


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