News tagged with seagrasses

Save the seagrass

Seagrass meadows provide the ideal place for young fish to thrive, say NERC-funded scientists researching the importance of these habitats for commercial fishing.

Aug 12, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

Symbiotic survival

One of the most diverse families in the ocean today—marine bivalve mollusks known as Lucinidae (or lucinids)—originated more than 400 million years ago in the Silurian period, with adaptations and life ...

Aug 01, 2014 5 / 5 (3) 0

Solving the seagrass crisis

The world's seagrass meadows are in diabolical trouble – but Australian scientists say we can still save them if we act early, even as sea levels rise.

Sep 24, 2013 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Sea otters promote recovery of seagrass beds

Scientists studying the decline and recovery of seagrass beds in one of California's largest estuaries have found that recolonization of the estuary by sea otters was a crucial factor in the seagrass comeback. ...

Aug 26, 2013 4.9 / 5 (8) 1 | with audio podcast

Humble plants may save the planet

Marine ecologists call them seagrass meadows. They once wrapped Australia's coastline providing sanctuary and food for dugongs and turtles, habitats for fish to breed and myriad other ecosystem services such ...

Aug 16, 2013 4.5 / 5 (12) 0 | with audio podcast