Bioengineering Uses Vetiver Grass to Save Coral Reefs Near Guam

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


One of the major health hazards facing Guam’s reefs is soil erosion resulting in sedimentation and suffocation of the complex organisms that make up a reef system. “Vetiver’s ability to tolerate high stress situations, adapt to a variety of conditions, develop a dense vertical root system, and powerful soil binding characteristics make it an ideal candidate for controlling soil erosion”…

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