Divers Replant Carbon-Storing Seagrass Fields

Photo by  Mukund Patel.
Photo by Mukund Patel.

A new initiative in Northern Germany is teaching citizen divers how to replant seagrass fields, with the goal to “re-green the Baltic Sea,” according to an article from Reuters.

According to the article, “seagrasses store more than twice as much carbon from planet-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) per square mile than forests do on land… The plants also help support fisheries and protect coasts from erosion.”

It would likely take years to replant all the lost seagrass in the Baltic Sea, and even then, the seagrass would only mitigate a small fraction of Germany’s emissions. This is why initiative organizers advocate for a nature plus technology approach to help store carbon.

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