19 Mar '17, 9pm

World's largest CO2 sink stores 27,000 grams of carbon per square meter

World's largest CO2 sink stores 27,000 grams of carbon per square meter

Many seagrass meadows around the world have been investigated. Recently, I was part of a study investigating and measuring carbon storing capabilities of 10 seagrass meadows in the Baltic Sea. No place comes even close to Thurøbund,” says Professor Holmer . “It is a very protected bay—and also very productive. So the seagrass thrives and when the plants die, they remain in the meadow. They are buried in the sediment, and in this process, their carbon content gets stored with them. In Finland, the seagrass grows in open coast areas, which means that the dead plants are much more often washed out to sea, taking the carbon with them. Once the carbon has been taken out to the sea, it is unclear what happens to it.”

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/worlds-largest-co2-sink-stores-27000...

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