The #SceneOnGreen in coastal areas around the globe extends beyond the shoreline to take in the vitally important seagrasses. These flowering underwater plants have been on earth since the age of the dinosaurs and help protect nearby coral reefs. Long understood to have antimicrobial effects, they also hold sediment in place against erosion and are a nursery for fish.
Sadly, seagrasses have been in decline since 1990, but there is a lot that people can do on the local, state and national levels to protect these important aquatic meadows. Learn more here: ‘Seagrasses’ vital to coastal health