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The Critical role of Oceans in Maintaining our Climate
Released in October 2009 in Cape Town, GRID-Arendal has compiled a new Rapid Response Assessment report, the objective of which is to highlight the critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystems in maintaining our climate and in assisting policy makers to mainstream an oceans agenda into national and international climate change initiatives. Mangroves, salt marshes and seagrass cover less than 0.5% of the seabed and store an incredible 50% of carbon in ocean sediments. The critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystems has been vastly overlooked.
Seagrass at the waterline, Seychelles
Mangroves in Bali
Young mangrove plantation on coastal Bali
Drifting through a mangrove plantation in Bali
Mangroves in Bali are a vital part of the coastal ecosystem
Drifting through a mangrove plantation in Bali
Mangroves in Bali are a vital part of the coastal ecosystem
Young mangrove plantation on coastal Bali