Threats and Solutions

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Global Destruction

Scientists estimate that we lose a seagrass meadow the size of a soccer field every 20 minutes.

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Boating & Shipping

The damage a boat propeller can do in five seconds can take up to fifty years to heal. Props, anchors and vessel groundings literally rip seagrass from the ocean floor.

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Coastal Development

Coastal development such as resorts, piers, residential areas and marinas often require the dredging of adjacent seagrass meadows during construction.

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A Global Solution

Seagrass meadows can be found along the coasts of every continent except for Antarctica. The Ocean Foundation works with seagrass experts around the world on restoration and protection of these habitats.

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Building Capacity

We frequently work with local groups and scientists who are planting seagrass for all kinds of reasons from coastal protection to scientific research on local flora and fauna. Essentially, doubling the impact of your offset donation.

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Community Engagement

Through seminars, aquariums, and workshops The Ocean Foundation and our partners work to educate coastal communities about the value, ecology, and restoration of seagrass habitats along our their own shores.

 

 

Why Go Blue?

Learn about the benefits of seagrass restoration and why it's a great choice for offsetting your carbon footprint.

Threats & Solutions

Learn more about the growing global threats to coastal marine habits and how you can use SeaGrass Grow offsets to help restore these areas.

Methodology

We use extensive research to create a calculator that is as fast and simple to use as it is accurate. Learn about our methodology.

Partnerships

Our partners care about the health of the ocean, as well as offsetting their carbon emissions. Since 2008, they’ve helped support SeaGrass Grow in a variety of ways.

Boater Outreach

One way to protect seagrass is to reduce damage caused by boaters. Learn how we are showing that "Smart Boaters Know to Let Seagrass Grow."