Marine Restoration Potential MaRePo.
This report focuses on the Marine Restoration Potential (MaRePo) project, which serves as a proof-of-concept study investigating the habitat restoration potential of key threatened and declining subtidal marine habitats in English waters. The study examines the restoration possibilities for various habitats, including kelp, maerl, native oysters, horse mussels, and sea pen and burrowing megafauna communities, all of which play critical roles in marine ecosystems. The report emphasizes the importance of addressing these challenges and the need for further research and conservation efforts to protect and restore these vital marine habitats. It highlights the significance of understanding the ecological roles of these habitats, implementing sustainable management practices, and taking proactive measures to mitigate the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems.