Seagrasses are flowering plants which grow in marine environments. There are approximately 72 species of seagrass and 10 of them are at risk.
Seagrass beds are home to many species including fish, sharks, turtles, and a lot of marine mammals.
While being a habitat to these species, seagrasses also provide food.
Species graze directly and indirectly on seagrass leaves. Some organisms that live in seagrass leaves are food to bottlenose dolphins. Detritus from bacterial decomposition of dead seagrass are food for worms, sea cucumbers, crabs, and filter feeders.
Moreover, seagrass meadows contribute filtering the water of pollutants and sediments and keeps the water clear. They also help with protecting the coral reefs by absorbing excess nutrients that enter the ocean.
Our goal should be to protect the rest of the species of seagrass that are not yet at risk.