Seagrass, the unsung hero of the seas, not only provides a habitat for native seahorses, fish, and other marine life, it also protects our shores from erosion while filtering and improving water quality. But most impressively Seagrass absorbs and converts carbon 35 times faster than the rainforest, providing a global benefit in reversing climate change.
Tragically, we have lost up to 92% of our seagrass in the last century. Pollution run off from the land can be harmful to marine plants and animals. Anchors, boat propellers and bad fishing practises have also made an impact. In addition, warming global temperatures make the seas more acidic, harming habitats on which many animals depend for food and shelter.