Project Seagrass

Advancing seagrass conservation through education, influence, research and action  

What's at stake

Seagrass meadows are critical to the survival of every living thing on Earth. Seagrasses produce oxygen, clean our coastal water, absorb greenhouse gas emissions, and help to keep our ocean healthy which stabilises the climate —both global and local. Not to mention, seagrass supports or provides habitat for 1000's of species of fish, invertebrates,  birds, reptiles and mammals  and supports the livelihoods for millions of people.

Seagrass Meadows Support an Earth Rebalanced

Seagrass meadows are marine powerhouses. Not only do they stabilize sediment, combined with phytoplankton and macro-algae they produce more oxygen than all of the rainforest and grasslands combined. Keeping the oceans healthy helps regulate ocean currents, wind patterns, and rainfall. As home to 1000's of species, seagrasses are crucial to maintaining the balance of marvellously efficient—yet delicate—ecosystems.

Healthy Seagrass for Healthy Communities

Many communities have lived adjacent to seagrass meadows for centuries, recognizing how these meadows provide people with livelihoods, food-security, and medicine. Healthy seagrasses are vital for healthy communities.

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