Download Seagrass Spotter – locate and record seagrass sightings and help protect this vital ecosystem.

Project Seagrass

 

 

Who: Project Seagrass

What: Seagrass Spotter, an Android and iOS app that helps citizen scientists easily contribute photographs and identify seagrass.

About: Project Seagrass is an environmental charity devoted to the conservation of seagrass ecosystems through education, influence, research and action. With Seagrass Spotter, ocean enthusiasts around the world can become citizen scientists who contribute to marine conservation with just a few taps of their phone. It’s a conservation and education tool that could lead to new discoveries about one of the ocean’s most under-appreciated habitats

Why is seagrass important?

Seagrass meadows are valuable as fish nurseries for many important species. They absorb vast amounts of carbon, helping in the fight against climate change, and help to reduce pollution in coastal waters around the globe.

But, despite their recognised importance, seagrass meadows are disappearing at the same rate as rainforests and coral reefs. However, sadly they receive a fraction of the attention. Find out more about why seagrass is so important.

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