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Dredging destroying scallops

Sediment from Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay dredging is wiping out scallop grounds along the Mornington Peninsula. Scuba divers who dived one kilometre from where the dredge, Queen of the Netherlands, had just swept through said what they saw ‘was pretty devastating’. Mr Monaco one on the divers said. ‘Basically there was nothing on the bottom. Everything has been sucked up’. The sea bed was normally the habitat of seagrass, scallops, different fish, small stingrays and octopuses. Mr Monaco said ‘loosened sediment from the dredging could be fatal to filter feeders such as scallops’.

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