Seagrass meadows: creating underwater soil

Trapping tiny particles of organic matter to prevent greenhouse gas release
31 August 2021

Interview with 

Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Project Seagrass & Loveday Trinick, Ocean Conservation Trust

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The surface of the ocean.

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Kelp forests and seaweed farms aren’t the only way our oceans can trap carbon. Seagrasses are remarkable plants that form underwater grassy meadows, and are able to trap tiny particles of organic matter and form a stable, carbon-rich sediment that prevents greenhouse gases from being released into the atmosphere. Sally Le Page chatted with Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, the director of research at Project Seagrass to find out more about this unassuming ecosystem, and also Loveday Trinick from the Ocean Conservation Trust...

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