Low-Canopy Seagrass Beds Still Provide Important Coastal Protection Services

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One of the most frequently quoted ecosystem services of seagrass meadows is their value for coastal protection. Many studies emphasize the role of above-ground shoots in attenuating waves, enhancing sedimentation and preventing erosion. This raises the question if short-leaved, low density (grazed) seagrass meadows with most of their biomass in belowground… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062413

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