Cape Eel­grass

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Cape eel­grass (Nanozostera capen­sis) is the dom­i­nant sea­grass found in South Africa and oc­curs in 62 shel­tered estuaries along 3000km of coast­line, from Oli­fants Es­tu­ary on the west coast to Kosi Bay on the east coast. The Keur­booms sys­tem has one of the largest ar­eas of Cape eel­grass, as does the Knysna Es­tu­ary, but while Knysna has some for­mal pro­tec­tion sta­tus the Keur­booms does not. De­spite its wide range, HHOJUDVV LV FODVVLȴHG DV YXOQHUDEOH DFFRUGLQJ WR Ζ8&1 ZLWK D GHFUHDVLQJ pop­u­la­tion.

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