Seagrass and mangrove capturing carbon

TONY EASTLEY (sourced from ABC): When you think of a natural system that’s well known for absorbing carbon, the Amazon Basin springs to mind.

However, scientists are now uncovering the vital role that coastal habitats are playing.

Seagrasses and mangroves can capture carbon up to 40 times faster than forests and store it in the seabed for thousands of years.

Environment reporter Sarah Clarke explains scientists say those natural carbon sinks are now the “most threatened systems on earth”.  Click here to listen to.

Seagrass meadow

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s