Project Seagrass

The Deep is working in partnership Swansea University and Project Seagrass on the ‘Seagrass Ocean Rescue’ project. The aim is to conserve and restore seagrass meadows around the British coastline. 

As well as contributing to the educational aspect of the project, The Deep will be sending two members of the aquarist team who will be heavily involved in the seagrass meadow restoration. Including fieldwork such as seed collection dives, seagrass planting dives and survey work.

Seagrass is a vital to the oceans health, as much as 92% of the UK’s seagrass has been lost. Its restoration is vital to protecting UK coastlines and help to fight climate change as seagrass stores carbon 35 times faster than forests.

This projects supports research led by Swansea University, it is hoped that the partnership will inspire future major projects in other areas to restore the UK’s seagrass meadows to help support our climate, our fisheries and our coastal livelihoods. The project is supported by Sky Ocean RescueWWFCardiff UniversitySwansea University and Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum.

Get Involved

Project Seagrass have developed an app and website that could lead to new discoveries about one of the ocean’s most under-appreciated habitats — seagrass. 

Seagrass Spotter allows ocean enthusiasts around the world to become citizen scientists and contribute to marine conservation where ever they are. Available for Android or the App Store simply download then start uploading your seagrass sightings giving a comprehensive picture of seagrass meadows and hopefully inspiring new scientific research.

Location

Dale, Wales

Key Information

  • Biodiversity Support – 50 species of fish live in or visit UK seagrass, supporting 30 times more animals than nearby habitat.
  • Fisheries Support – 20% of the world’s biggest fisheries are supported by seagrass meadows as fish nurseries.

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