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Seagrass Saviours!

15/11/2019
Seagrass

The College welcomed Richard, Evie, Alex and Issy from Project Seagrass, who are working on creating the UK's first restored seagrass meadow. 
Seagrasses occupy 0.1% of the seafloor, yet are responsible for 11% of the organic carbon buried in the ocean. Seagrass meadows, mangroves and coastal wetlands capture carbon at a rate greater than that of tropical forests like the Amazon. Seagrass meadows are also vital for biodiversity and for fisheries to thrive. However, 35% of seagrasses have been lost globally. That number is 92% for seagrasses lost specifically in the UK. Project Seagrass is working hard with help from volunteers to restore two hectares of seagrass meadow, which is roughly double the size of Powys Field, in North Wales. To do this, they need to prepare, seed and tie 20,000 bags, which is where students of UWC Atlantic helped. To get involved and to find out more visit Project Seagrass

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