03 Jun '12, 11pm

Seagrasses can store twice as much carbon as forests: #wow

Seagrasses can store twice as much carbon as forests: #wow

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about this, but it is the first global analysis of how much carbon is stored by seagrasses : According to new research, published in Nature Geosciences, seagrasses can store up to twice as much carbon per square kilometer as above ground forests. In terms of numbers, coastal seagrasses can store 83,000 metric tons of carbon per square kilometer, versus 30,000 tons for a typical forest. Furthermore, though seagrasses occur in just 0.2% of the world’s oceans, they are responsible for storing over 10% of all the carbon buried annually in the ocean. 90% of the carbon storied by seagrasses is sequestered in the soil anchoring the grass, where it can form carbon stores several meters deep. In some cases these seagrass meadows have been accumulating carbon for thousands of years. If you guessed there was a “seagrasses are threatened” angle in...

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