Platform; Loss of seagrass meadows is a carbon time bomb



More than 140 scientists have signed a statement ahead of this week’s International Seagrass Biology Workshop urging the world’s media to publicise the plight of seagrass meadows. You may never have heard of these underwater gardens, but scientists estimate that they’re disappearing at the rate of 1-2 football fields per day. At such a rate, they’ll be gone almost as soon as you knew they existed.
Seagrass is a land-based plant that colonised the ocean, similar in many ways, to more conventional grass you find in your back garden. The blades of grass can be over 1 metre tall. Seagrass... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Environment, Views: 40
Source: Scotsman
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