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These blue carbon ecosystems could slow climate change

Almost a third of the world’s underwater seagrass forests have disappeared since 1879 and they are still shrinking by 11,000 hectares each year. Image: Unsplash/Leon

Douglas Broom

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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The restoration of mangroves, saltmarshes and seagrass has huge carbon storage potential. Image: High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Global distribution of blue carbon ecosystems. Image: bluecarboninitiative.org
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