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Reviving seagrass: Italy’s bold plan to protect coasts and combat climate change

In a remarkable endeavor, the Med Sea Foundation is embarking on an ambitious project to safeguard Sardinia’s coasts and combat climate change. They’re set to plant one million seagrass seedlings by 2050 across 50 square kilometers of Sardinia’s Sinis Peninsula.

The seagrass, Posidonia oceanica, possesses astonishing attributes—it provides sanctuary to marine life, curbs wave energy, and remarkably stores 35 times more carbon per cubic inch of rootstock than tropical rainforests. This innovative effort promises to rejuvenate delicate marine ecosystems, deter illegal fishing, and bolster coastal protection by coupling planting with anti-trawl barriers. Supported by global partners, this mission stands as a beacon of hope for our oceans’ revival.

Source video: New Scientist on YouTube

Source image: fietzfotos / pixabay

Source: goodnewsnetwork.org

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