Why seagrass needs space – a long read on the 1st world seagrass day

ūüĆ䬆#Longread¬†– Despite the many threats, seagrass habitats still have the potential to store large amounts of carbon and restore the balance of the sea.¬†On 1 March 2023 – the very first World Seagrass day – we explain why we need to protect and rewild the sea, and share how camera-equipped sea turtles and tiger sharks …

Restoring Bonaire’s seagrasses and mangroves a checkerboard at a time

Seagrass and Mangroves on Bonaire can use a helping hand. Water quality, tourists (trampling), Sargassum tides and more, have caused rapid decline of seagrasses and mangroves. Based on results from an earlier pilot, last week we launched a larger scale seagrass restoration project to help counter this decline. And also set up pilots to test …

Savannas of the sea: ‚ÄúPristine seagrass meadows were often heavily grazed‚ÄĚ

WUR press release: Seagrasses are important for our coastal protection, biodiversity and carbon sequestration. But contrary to popular belief, dense, waving seagrass meadows with long foliage are not necessarily more natural. In a new publication in Nature Ecology & Evolution, researchers from Wageningen University & Research and Radboud University argue for a more nuanced picture …