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February 2017

 
 
 

Healthy seagrass and coral reefs are important for the turtles of Puerto Rico's Northeast Marine Corridor and Culebra Island, a NOAA Habitat Blueprint focus area. This area encompasses a wide array of ecosystems in a relatively small geographic area -- coastal forests, wetlands, perennially bioluminescent lagoons, seagrass beds, shallow and deep coral reefs -- as well as miles of pristine nesting beaches for the Leatherback and other sea turtles. Gravely threatened corals, including those protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), fringe the island and provide habitat to recreationally and commercially important fish such as grouper. Learn more about the area and NOAA’s efforts to improve its habitat: https://www.habitatblueprint.noaa.gov/habitat-focus-areas/puerto-rico/ Link in bio. #NOAA #habitat #conservation #wetlands #coastal #coral #reefs #bioluminescent #lagoons #beaches #turtles #endangeredspecies #fish #fisheries #grouper #PuertoRico #seagrass #habitatblueprint #forests #ecosystems

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Across the globe traps are often set in #seagrass meadows to catch #fish and #shellfish #TeamSeagrass

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#Repost @exp2050 with @repostapp ··· Why you should care about seagrass: Seagrasses support commercial fisheries and biodiversity, clean the surrounding water and help take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Because of these benefits, seagrasses are believed to be the third most valuable ecosystem in the world (only preceded by estuaries and wetlands). One hectare of seagrass (about two football fields) is estimated to be worth over $19,000 per year, making them one of the most valuable ecosystems on the planet. Donate today to help us launch our restoration campaign for Floridas water! Link in our BIO Learn more on seagrass: www.seagrasswatch.org #florida #floridaseagrass #seagrass #seagrassrestoration #conservation #ecosystem #cleanwater #water #saveouroceans #exp2050 #nonprofit #donate #makeadifference #bethechange #ocean #oceans #sea #seas #sealife #oceanlife #marinelife #fish #fishing #floridabay #habitat #getinvolved #carbondioxide #commercialfishing

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