UOW study weighs up the cost of sea anchor damage

By Ben Langford
September 11 2015 - 9:00pm
UOW Professor Andy Davis and research assistant Allison Broad are studying the impact of ships’ anchors on marine ecosystems.
UOW Professor Andy Davis and research assistant Allison Broad are studying the impact of ships’ anchors on marine ecosystems.

Anchor chains with individual links weighing up to 200 kilograms, dragged by cargo and coal ships anchoring off Port Kembla, may be causing significant damage to marine life, a University of Wollongong professor suspects.

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