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16th Aug, 2020
- Sea grasses are marine flowering plants found in shallow waters from Tropics to the Arctic Circle.
- Sea grass meadows contribute to community well-being, through:
- Food security from fish production.
- Improved quality of water filtered by sea grasses.
- Protection of coasts from erosion, storms and floods.
- Carbon sequestration and storage.
- Sea grasses have been declining globally since the 1930s.
- 7% of this key marine habitat is being lost worldwide per year.
- Sea grasses are among the least protected coastal ecosystems.
- They often face cumulative pressures from coastal development, nutrient run-off and climate change.
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