World Seagrass Day

Seagrass meadows offer substantial ecological functions. For one, they help in the sustenance of marine biodiversity, serving as feeding and nursery grounds for marine animals.
Likewise, these water plants help in filtering water, improving the quality of the surrounding marine environment.

Seagrasses also play a crucial role in naturally mitigating the effects of climate change, as they are  considered potent carbon sinks that can store up to 18% of the world’s oceanic carbon.

Sadly, a decline in seagrass beds due to irresponsible human activities continues to escalate at an alarming rate.

Today, as we celebrate the World Seagrass Day, let us emphasize the need to protect seagrass beds. Furthermore, let us involve ourselves in promoting and conserving these powerful carbon sinks.