Scientists are using seagrass as an effective way to combat climate change in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay.
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Seagrass captures harmful CO2 up to 35 times faster than tropical rainforests and is critical for the coastal ecosystem. Unfortunately, though, the plants have decreased steadily over the last 35 years.
In order for the replanting project to be successful, certain factors such as bottom sediment, currents, light penetration, temperature, and water depth have to be in the right place.
To make sure this happens, a group of experts and scientists have gathered together to reintroduce these powerful plants to more areas.
The group is putting in the hard work to hand-broadcast seeds. In doing so, they’re targeting the restoration of multiple species and habitats. It’s a very holistic approach to improve the environmental quality of ecosystems … and it creates self-sustaining habitats that enable naturally occurring improvements.
Isn’t that cool?
The powerful plants do several things. They provide food and habitat for marine life, add oxygen to the water, trap nutrient pollution, and even help reduce shoreline erosion!
At Karmagawa and SaveTheReef, we’re so happy that these guys are doing what they’re doing. They’re literally breathing life back into Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay which is playing a key role in slowing down climate change. We need more of this!
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What do you think about the great work these experts are doing in the Chesapeake Bay? Leave a comment below.
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