10 images Created 7 Jul 2021
Sydney’s sun-spangled waters are central to the city’s national and international reputation. But just how much life lies submerged, hidden away from the above-water pressures of Australia’s biggest city and its ever-sprawling human population beneath iconic landmarks, beaches and headlands? Sydney’s marine environment is exposed to most of the threats faced globally by coastal cities, including habitat loss, foreshore development, pollution, stormwater run-off and introduced pests. Despite this, there is a wild world thriving in these meandering waterways and coastal strip, with some plant and animal inhabitants not only coping with the shortcomings, but also finding their own strongholds.