Underwater seagrass beds dial back polluted seawater

Posted In Inform, Pollution
Feb
19

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Seagrass harvest, Zanzibar. Photo source: ©© Tserno

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Seagrass meadows – bountiful underwater gardens that nestle close to shore and are the most common coastal ecosystem on Earth – can reduce bacterial exposure for corals, other sea creatures and humans, according to new research…

Read Full Article, ScienceDaily (02-16-2017)

Seagrasses Can Store as Much Carbon as Forests, NSF (05-23-2012)
Seagrasses are a vital part of the solution to climate change and, per unit area, seagrass meadows can store up to twice as much carbon as the world’s temperate and tropical forests…

Seagrass Thrives Surprisingly Well in Toxic Sediments, But Still Dies All Over The World, Science daily (08-06-2015)

Seagrass a crucial weapon against coastal erosion, Phys. Org (06-27-2016)

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