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Key habitat and threatened species resilience

Key Habitat and Threatened Species Resilience Many important coastal and floodplain wetland environments have been impacted by flooding. Mangrove systems have been smothered with over a metre of sediment causing the death of many trees. Seagrass beds and other key fish habitats impacted by months of turbid fresher water are vulnerable to large scale die-off, impacting the associated ecosystem biota. In other areas flood debris and bulky waste litter the foreshore causing physical damage to these habitats and leaving a legacy of ongoing threats such as microplastic creation and risks for human and wildlife injuries. Threatened species, such as Oxleyan Pygmy Perch, that only occur in a limited range of locations and habitats on the NSW north coast floodplains have been dislocated.