Seagrass Beds and Blue Carbon: In the Grass, On the Reef

Sea Grasses

Ocean Conservation

What is seagrass?

seagrass are a type of submerged aquatic vegitation seagrasses have leaves, roots, conducting tissues, flowers and seeds, and manufacture their own food via photosynthesis. Seagrasses offer food, shelter, and essential nursery areas to commercial and recreational fishery species, and to the countless invertebrates that are produced within, or migrate to seagrasses.

Threats to seagrasses

Seagrasses are subject to stresses such as storms, Algae dies and bacteria decomposes them, decreasing water clarity affects photosynthesis , excessive nutrients in runoff, garbage contains toxic chemicals and plastic affects the marine organisms in them.