The wonders of seagrasses

The wonders of seagrasses

Credit: Jordi Regàs

Marine ecosystems are incredible. Although they’ve been besieged by plastic – among many other human-generated challenges – they’re putting up a good fight.

Previously, Cosmos reported that mangroves help clean up microplastics. Now, Spanish researchers have found that seagrass meadows could purge hundreds of millions of plastic items from the seafloor to the shore each year in the Mediterranean Sea alone.


Published by Cosmos.

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