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Kayak trip to record river’s ecosystems for art exhibition

Project aims to counter negative views about water reform and management of the Murray-Darling basin

Scientists and sound recording engineers from the Australian National University in Canberra want to create an “aural fingerprint” of the Murray river during a 2,500-kilometre research trip from the river’s source to its ocean estuary.

The researchers will spend just over two months travelling the length of the river by kayak. The journey starts in the alpine ecosystems of Kosciuszko National Park in south-east New South Wales and will end at the river’s mouth in the Coorong wetlands of South Australia.

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