How important are sea grass meadows to oceans?



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         There are numerous reasons why Sea grass meadows play an integral part in the importantly diverse eco-system of the ocean. First, many hundreds of species of aquatic life call the Sea grass meadow their home. Second, Sea grasses create their own environment- the meadows slow down ocean currents, thus allowing for greater sedimentation in the area; the roots of the Sea grasses also help to stabilize the ocean floor. Because of the large amount of surface area the meadows possess, the Sea grasses store fifteen percent of the ocean’s carbon supply. However, due to the large amount of sea-life which live in the grasses, Sea grasses are very vulnerable from various aspects of human impact such as the fishing industry and pollution.

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