Green sea turtle eating seagrass off Lizard Island.
New research highlights the role of sea turtles and dugong in the dispersal of seeds and maintenance of seagrass meadows, an important marine habitat and the primary food source for both animals.
Fishing ships in Lauwersoog, The Netherlands.
Seagrass meadows play a significant role in supporting world fishery productivity.
Microscopic algae smothering seagrass leaves.
The 'canaries of the sea' are sending a worrying message about the health of our oceans.
The graceful Dugong.
It can fill in the scientific gaps.
Seagrass is a nursery ground for fish.
Luis R. Rodriguez
Seagrass medows support rich biodiversity. New research shows what you can do to protect them.
Trowels and spades are being put to use in the sea.
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.
It's not just the land and people that have been badly affected by hurricanes.
Scientists have sequenced the seahorse's genome and found the genes that could explain male pregnancy.
Seagrass meadows are often overlooked by the public but vital to the ocean ecosystem.
Seagrass is more than just a bit of sea greenery.
Sea turtles eating more seagrass could threaten the ocean’s ability to store carbon.
Sharks and other ocean predators help protect the ocean's carbon stores by keeping other wildlife in check.
Shark Bay is one of Australia’s 19 World Heritage Areas, home to dolphins, dugongs, and sharks.
In the summer of 2010-2011 Western Australia experienced an unprecedented heatwave — but not on land. Between December 2010 and April 2011, sea temperatures off the WA coast reached 3C above average, and…
New weed control techniques developed for sugarcane crops in Queensland could reduce herbicide runoffs into the Great Barrier…
Australia’s seagrass could earn A$35 million in carbon credits each year, if we have a trading scheme.
Australia is surrounded by a thin green line of seagrass meadows potentially worth A$5.4 billion on international carbon markets, and which could contribute to Australia and other nations meeting carbon…
Segrass carbon sequestration could be worth as much as A$45 billion, based on the current carbon price of about A$23 per…
Seagrass slows climate change by absorbing carbon but global warming is causing vast tracts of it to die off.
Rising sea levels will lead to a drastic decline in seagrass stocks, a new study has found, but reducing water pollution…
Seagrasses store carbon more efficiently than rainforests, making them a crucial part of climate change mitigation.
Seagrass stores carbon 35 times faster than rainforests, preventing billions of tonnes of greenhouse gases escaping every…
Vast meadows of seagrass are thought to be the oldest living things on the planet.
An ancient seagrass that spans up to 15 kilometres and weighs more than 6,000 metric tonnes may be more than 100,000 years…