19 Jul '11, 2pm

Nature Brains: What Does Blue Carbon Look Like? Nature Conservancy scientists take a closer look.

Nature Brains: What Does Blue Carbon Look Like? Nature Conservancy scientists take a closer look.

If you’ve ever stumbled knee-deep into the brown muck around a mangrove forest, a salt marsh, or a batch of sea grass, then you’ve sunk into what scientists call a blue carbon sink — the carbon that’s stored by plants and trees along the edges of our coastal ecosystems. And blue carbon sinks could be just as important as forests when it comes to managing our global carbon emissions, according to a new study by Nature Conservancy scientist Elizabeth Mcleod and published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment . But Mcleod and her co-authors say science needs to learn a lot quickly about blue carbon sinks — because they’re disappearing fast. Approximately one-third of the world’s mangrove, sea grass, and salt marsh areas have been lost over the past several decades. Because they hold so much carbon, say the researchers, destroying them could turn these blue c...

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