A marine heatwave drives massive losses from the world’s largest seagrass carbon stocks

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A marine heatwave drives massive losses from the world’s largest seagrass carbon stocks

A marine heatwave drives massive losses from the world’s largest seagrass carbon stocks, Published online: 19 March 2018; doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0096-y

Marine ecosystems and their stored carbon are threatened by warming and marine heatwaves. During a 2010–2011 heatwave, around a third of a Western Australian seagrass ecosystem suffered damage, potentially releasing 2–9 Tg CO2 in the following years.

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