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August 23, 2023

Chloe Summers, Aquatic Ecologist, discusses her recent research on seagrass carbon sequestration in Ranobe Bay.

Chloe Summers, an aquatic ecologist conducting a seagrass carbon sequestration project, returns from her research experience in Madagascar and shares an exciting update on our work.

This summer, our team conducted extensive fieldwork in the Bay of Ranobe, exploring the vital role of seagrass ecosystems in carbon sequestration. By studying seagrass species distribution, percent cover, and shoot density, we gained valuable insights into their potential as natural carbon sinks. We carefully collected biomass samples and analyzed the carbon content, shedding light on the remarkable carbon storage capacity of these underwater meadows. The Bay of Ranobe, with its rich biodiversity and significant coastal habitats, provides a unique setting to understand both the environmental and socioeconomic importance of seagrass ecosystems. Our research aims to contribute to conservation efforts, bolster marine biodiversity, and support coastal communities in the face of climate change challenges. Together, we're committed to protecting the wonders of seagrass and ensuring a sustainable future for our planet.