Disappearing Seagrass Threatening Future Of Coastal Ecosystems Globally

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Seagrass Coastal Ecosystem

Un récif de corail riche en algues au large de l’île de Bunaken, en Indonésie. Les algues marines disparaissent désormais au même rythme que les récifs de corail. ©AFP PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD

An international team of scientists warns that accelerating losses of seagrasses across the globe threaten the immediate health and long-term sustainability of coastal ecosystems. The team has compiled and analyzed the first comprehensive global assessment of seagrass observations and found that 58 percent of world’s seagrass meadows are currently declining.


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