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From the World Seagrass Association
Globally, seagrasses are vital for food security, maintaining a healthy climate, healthy ocean and for biodiversity. Seagrasses are also an important part of many traditional communities and cultures.
We are losing seagrasses at an accelerating rate
Close to 30% of the world’s seagrass meadows have already been lost, and the rate of decline of seagrass meadows has accelerated since the 1990s.
Currently, an estimated 110 square kilometres of seagrass is lost annually. This rate is equivalent to two football fields of seagrass being lost every hour.
The actual loss may be more severe, as there are vast areas of the world where seagrass resources are abundant but haven’t been documented and accounted for.
This includes regions such as Southeast Asia, and coastal East and West Africa.
Does Singapore have seagrasses? YES!
Almost every shore in Singapore has sprinkles of seagrasses. We have some surprisingly large meadows too.
|Hermit crab on seagrass meadows at Changi.|
Here's a wonderful video about Singapore's seagrasses by Faiq
In Singapore, a small team of volunteers with TeamSeaGrass have studying Singapore's best seagrass meadows. For the last 10 years, they have been scientifically monitoring seagrasses at Chek Jawa, Pulau Semakau and Cyrene Reef.
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