Seagrasses Can Store as Much Carbon as Forests

Skeptical Science
Posted on: Monday, June 18, 2012 1:33 AM

This is a reprint of a news release posted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on May 21, 2012.

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Researchers find that the global carbon pool in seagrass beds is as much as 19.9 billion metric tons

Photo of Dense Seagrass of the Florida Coastal Everglades

Dense seagrass meadows are a hallmark of the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER site.

Credit: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Site

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