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What a pretty illustration of seagrass meadows at Chek Jawa by the very talented @thefrillynaturalist ! We say “yes please!!” to more illustrations like this! #Repost @thefrillynaturalist with @get_repost ··· ?Our Oceans, Our Future- Part 3/3? In Singapore, seagrass meadows can be found on Chek Jawa, Pulau Semakau, Labrador Park, Cyrene and even places like Sentosa and Tuas! Seagrasses are also the only truly marine flowering plant ?????? (though algae photosynthesizes, it’s not a true plant) ??? Often found in similar conditions as coral reefs, seagrass meadows are important nurseries for many of the reef’s inhabitants. More importantly, 83% of the worlds’ carbon is held in marine ecosystems, of which 18% alone is held in seagrass meadows. To put this in scale, seagrass only covers LESS than 0.5% of the ocean floor! ? ???? This concludes my series for #worldoceansday  this year. I hope shed light on issues like unsustainable practices and climate change and how WE can each make a small change. ??#OurOceansOurFuture ?? • • • #seagrassmeadows #seagrass #teamseagrass #underwater #underthesea #climatechange #marinelife #sgbiodiversity #natureillustration #natureart #wildcity #sgnature #underwaterlicious (References: J. Fourquerean, "Seagrass ecosystems as a globally significant carbon stock"- Nature Geoscience; TeamSeagrass; BlueCarbonInitiative.org)

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