Seagrasses

Seagrass beds grow in marine, fully saline environment. Seagrasses have long narrow leaves and grow in meadows which look like grasslands. Seagrass beds provide shelter for young fish and are important as food for many fish species and the Green Turtle. Some fish species that feed on the seagrass raise their offspring in adjacent mangroves or coral reefs. Seagrasses capture CO2 and provide coastal protection by stabilizing and trapping sediments and slowing down water movement. Moreover the trapping of sediments protects the coral reef.

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