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The value of seagrass in securing a sustainable planet

Researchers believe that improving knowledge of how seagrasses are important for biodiversity, fisheries and our global carbon cycle in turn needs to be reflected...

Can seagrass help fight ocean acidification?

Seagrass meadows could play a limited, localized role in alleviating ocean acidification in coastal ecosystems, according to new work led by Carnegie's David Koweek...

Moving fish farms enables seagrass meadows to thrive

Commercial fish farms should be moved away from seagrass meadows in order for both to thrive in the future, according to new research. The meadows...

Extensive seagrass meadows discovered in Indian Ocean

Research led by Swansea University's Bioscience department has discovered for the first time extensive deep-water seagrass meadows in the middle of the vast Indian...

Center of the world’s marine biodiversity is in danger

Research led by Swansea University's Bioscience department have found that the world's centre of biodiversity is under widespread threat of losing a key marine...

Climate change threatens world’s largest seagrass carbon stores

In the summer of 2010-2011 Western Australia experienced an unprecedented marine heat wave that elevated water temperatures 2-4°C above average for more than 2...

How to avoid dangers of stress on seagrass

A new QUT-led study has found ways to detect hidden dangers of repeated stresses on seagrass using statistical modelling. The research, published by the Journal of...

Fear of sharks influences seaweed growth

Fishes' fear of sharks helps shape shallow reef habitats in the Pacific, according to new research by a scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The...

Seagrass biodiversity is both a goal and a means for restoration

Coral reefs, seagrass meadows and mangrove forests work together to make the Coral Triangle of Indonesia a hotspot for marine biodiversity. The system supports valuable fisheries...

Saving seagrasses from dredging as new research finds solutions

Timing of dredging and finding an 'ecological window' is the key to helping preserve one of the world's most productive and important ecosystems -...

Study identifies bottlenecks in early seagrass growth

Seagrass meadows, key nursery and feeding grounds for many kinds of marine life, are being lost worldwide to nutrient pollution, warming waters, and other...