• Researchers are showing how the health of estuaries in the eastern coast of South Africa rely the balance between freshwater inflows that support the food change, and salinity levels that promote growth of eelgrass habitat for pipefish and other species.
  • Conservationists are working to develop a plan to protect the species and the entire estuary and the biodiversity that lives in it.
  • The plan includes not only protecting the habitat and resolving the freshwater issues but creating a captive-bred population as a “backup” in case the species becomes extinct again in the wild.


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