SAGE encourages mangrove restoration and planting to increase coastal resiliency, but it turns out that mangroves are really good at carbon sequestration - yet another reason to protect and encourage mangrove growth on our coasts!
Mangroves optimized: How to make coastal habitats sequester even more carbon
by Brandon Keim | May 3, 2017
"Of all the carbon buried in the floors of Earth’s oceans, most of it is found in the narrow strip of tidal marshes, seagrass beds, and mangroves along their edge. Known as blue carbon ecosystems, these vegetated coastal habitats “occupy only 0.2% of the ocean surface, yet contribute 50% of the total amount of carbon buried in marine sediments,” write researchers, led by Deakin University ecologist Peter Macreadie, in the journal Frontiers in Ecology in the Environment." For the rest of the article click here.