Lost sea forest is on the road to recovery

2023-09-07 05:06:46  • 1 min

Lost Sussex sea forest is on the road to recovery

Lost Sussex sea forest is on the road to recoveryClose

An underwater forest which was believed to have been destroyed by trawling is recovering slowly, according to a veteran diver.

Eric Smith, 73, has been regularly diving off the Sussex coast since 1959.

Following a 2021 ruling to protect a large area of the seabed there, Mr Smith says he has noticed a return of marine life such as stingrays, angel sharks and seahorses.

He said: "Just give nature a bit of space and it will come back."

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