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Seagrass loss off the coast of Kenya is fuelling climate change

28 November 2018

Seagrass loss off the coast of Kenya is fuelling climate change

Seagrass is being killed off by humans

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Human activity has devastated a quarter of the seagrass beds along the coast of Kenya, resulting in the destruction of key habitats and contributing to climate change.

These aquatic plants grow along the shoreline in shallow ocean. They provide a home for marine animals such as turtles and fish, but also .

Mark Huxham at Edinburgh Napier University, UK, and his colleagues have used satellite images of Kenya to look in detail at seagrass coverage in East Africa, a region that has …

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