Apr 14, 2013

Cyrene Reef with Seagrass-Watch (14 Apr 2013)

A wet and windy start to our first Cyrene Reef trip for 2013!
But this didn't deter the rather large team that headed out early in the morning.

Apr 3, 2013

Latest Seagrass-Watch magazine highlights threats to seagrasses

Seagrasses all around the world face many threats. These are highlighted in the latest magazine of Seagrass-Watch with beautiful photos and great information.
Dredging, agricultural runoff, trawling, ports and shipping, boating, coastal development, invasive species, urban and industrial runoff. On the less gloomy side, there is also lots of information on mitigating the impacts of these threats as well as efforts in seagrass restoration.

New website on Blue Carbon science and policy

Coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, saltmarshes and seagrasses are some of the most productive on Earth. By storing ‘blue’ carbon from the atmosphere and oceans, they are an essential part of climate change mitigation.
TeamSeagrass monitoring the seagrasses at Chek Jawa
just in front of the mangroves there.
The knowledge and action to maintain and restore coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, saltmarshes and seagrasses have increased significantly in the last two years said the International Blue Carbon Initiative during the launch of a new website that provides the latest blue carbon science and policy.