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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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