What is seagrass?
What is blue carbon?
The carbon aspect refers to the carbon contained in the bodies of marine organisms, ranging from tiny microscopic phytoplankton through to the largest creatures on the planet such as whales, and everything in between. This includes the biomass in living organisms, and also those that have died and are incorporated into the seabed.
How does seagrass store carbon?
How effective is seagrass in storing carbon?
Blue carbon habitats such as seagrass meadows are shown to be very effective in storing carbon. In fact, some are shown to contain two to five times as much carbon as in the equivalent forest habitat on land.