Seagrass Ecosystem: Creating the Foundation of Life!

  • Swati Priyadarsini Dept. of Fisheries Resource Management, Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri, (Tamil Nadu Dr. J Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Nagapattinam), Tamil Nadu (601 204), India
  • Jackqulin Wino A. Dept. of Aquaculture, Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri, (Tamil Nadu Dr. J Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Nagapattinam), Tamil Nadu (601 204), India
Keywords: Blue carbon, Climate change, Restoration, Seagrass meadows

Abstract

Seagrass are the important components of the food web, and it serves as feeding & breeding grounds for thousands of species around the world, and they support various food webs in different ways. The meadows of seagrass helps in climate change, carbon sequestration, extract and carry marine plastic which is now the biggest issue for marine life. If the seagrass ecosystems are degraded/ damaged directly or indirectly by anthropogenic activities, the capacity of carbon holding is lost or adversely affected, and the carbon stored in the soil is released, resulting in CO2, which is the major gasses for global warming. This article highlighted the importance of seagrass meadows, and some of their restoration methods.

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Published
2021-11-27
How to Cite
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Priyadarsini, S. and A., J.W. 2021. Seagrass Ecosystem: Creating the Foundation of Life!. Biotica Research Today. 3, 11 (Nov. 2021), 1075-1079.
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