Where will the young fish play?

Seagrass meadows provide vital habitat for juvenile fish, but are disappearing at an alarming rate in many places. NIWA scientists are finding out more about the role seagrass plays in the life of young fish.

Our scientists have been at the forefront of research into seagrass, a vital component of New Zealand's coastal ecosystems, for a number of years.

We have produced a comprehensive information note about seagrass and seagrass habitats.

Why not browse through some of our other publications to learn more about NIWA's work on seagrass and its role in supporting marine biodiversity?

NIWA creates designer homes for fish

Baby snapper all grew up in one big nursery

Seagrass restoration success in Whangarei

Where will the young fish play?

The role of sediment in keeping seagrass healthy

Comparing seagrass meadows across New Zealand 


Contacts for more information about seagrass research at NIWA:

Dr Mark Morrison

Dr Fleur Matheson