Marine plants defend against climate change

Seagrass, mangroves and salt-marsh ecosystems can adapt to and mitigate climate change.

These ecosystems are some of the worlds largest C02 sinks and can sequester large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere, storing it for millennia in marine sediments.

The study, at the University of Western Australia, also found the ecosystems can offer coastal defences to climate change such as raise the seafloor, dissipate wave energy and prevent flooding.

Read more at University of Western Australia

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