Carbon-reducing seagrass to be planted off the Pembrokeshire coast Acres of underwater seagrass meadows are to be restored off the Welsh coast to tackle climate change. A million seeds of the "wonder plant" have been gathered from existing meadows and will be planted over 4.9 acres at Dale Bay in Pembrokeshire. Conservationists say it will be the UK’s biggest seagrass restoration – after 92% of it has been lost over the last 100 years. Experts say seagrass acts as a "nursery for a wide variety of marine life". WWF, Sky Ocean Rescue and Swansea University are starting the replanting this winter as they say the plant is key to reducing carbon dioxide – a gas which contributes to global warming. Pollution blights UK seagrass meadows Fishing is ‘best argument for seagrass’ Seagrass meadows in ‘perilous state’ "When we think about climate change we probably think we need to plant more trees," said Jenny Oates of WWF. "We wouldn’t necessarily think that seagrass is something that can store carbon 35 times faster than a tropical forest. "So actually we can do something right here in the UK to address the climate emergency ." UK seagrass meadows house species such as […]

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