Project Seagrass

Advancing seagrass conservation through education, influence, research and action  

What's at stake

An alarming number of Earth's magnificent animal and plant species are headed for extinction. We're losing thousands upon thousands of species every year, with up to 50 percent of all species at risk of disappearing completely by 2050.  Whether and how we protect biodiversity has profound implications for the complex web of life on Earth.

Seagrass Meadows are Fish Nurseries

Seagrass meadows form an important nursery habitat for several species of juvenile fishes and invertebrates. These then move to other habitats as they mature. These include fishes like Cod and Plaice in temperate waters, Snappers and Emperors in tropical waters, and many many others.

Food and Habitat

Seagrass meadows are an important feeding ground for herbivorous grazers, like green turtles, manatees, dugongs, and for foraging omnivores that may feed on invertebrates and other animals that live amongst the plants. Several species of coral reef fishes forage in seagrass meadows during the night and return to the protection of the reefs during the day. 

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