Planting seagrass in a variety of places can help fight climate change
A UK project has been launched and will last about three years
Thousands of seeds will be planted in England to make seagrass in Cornwall in an experiment to test the best conditions for its cultivation. Seagrass can store carbon dioxide and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust (CWT) believes recovering it can help fight climate change. Project Sowing Change Together it will last for three years in the Fal Ruan Nature Reserve.
Studying this type of marine vegetation will help understand the conditions it needs to thrive, reported by CWT. Volunteers will plant thousands of seeds. CWT, with funding from clothing company Seasalt, will survey and test the waters to “understand environmental conditions affecting seagrass beds.”
The project was also able to identify additional sites for seagrass restoration on the Fal River.. Matt Slater, CWT Marine Conservation Officer, said: “A lot of people don’t realize we have seagrass in our UK waters and unfortunately they don’t get the recognition they deserve.”
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