Carbon capture and storage: Seagrasses do it for free

Saturday 24 October 2015 12:25PM (view full episode)

Seagrasses grow in coastal environments. They take in large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in root systems where it accumulates over time in a stable environment. The amount of carbon stored is calculated as being up to 100 times that stored in terrestrial ecosystems such as rainforests.