Could seagrass save us? WWF launches massive marine restoration scheme

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Volunteer snorkeler collects seagrass seeds | Credit: Lewis Jefferies Image
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Volunteer snorkeler collects seagrass seeds | Credit: Lewis Jefferies Image

Underwater seagrass habitat captures carbon from the atmosphere 35 times more effectively than rainforests

Submerged seaweed could become the UK's newest carbon sink under a new pioneering new scheme launched today by WWF, Sky Ocean Rescue and Swansea University. Seagrass is a flowering marine plant that...

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