Dale Dengate has written and illustrated a booklet about stygofauna for Nannas to read to their grandchildren. Do you know what stygofauna are?
Stygofauna are tiny ancient organisms that live underground and influence the health of our water. They feed on the biofilm and organic particles in underground aquifers. Without them our aquifers would become clogged, resulting in a slower water flow and reduced water quality.
They only exist in certain regions of the world. Sometimes only in one area. Although tiny, blind and colourless its important to protect them, particularly from the mining industry.