Blue carbon could be Shark Bay gold

August 2011
Ecos;Aug2011, Issue 162, p1
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The article offers the insight of professor Jim Fourqurean, researcher from the University of Western Australia, regarding the seagrass meadows underneath the Shark Bay, Western Australia as one of the world's largest blue carbon sinks. According to Fourqurean, the carbon dioxide stored in the seagrass meadows is calculated at the average of 884 tonnes per hectare. He notes that the bay has 400,000 hectares of seagrasses wherein it can get 350 million tonnes of carbon stored in the meadows.


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