WhyReef - Threats
Humans are the biggest threat for seagrass! When people start building on the coast, they dump pollutants and sediment (like sand) in the water. The pollutants can poison seagrass, and the sediment can cover it up, blocking out sunlight and starving it to death.
- Lynch, Burchmore & Johnson. Fishcare – Saving Our Seagrasses. Fishnote DF/29, New South Wales Fisheries. http://www.ioseaturtles.org/Education/seagrassbooklet.pdf
- Nguyen, S. N. et al. (1998) Vietnam’s Marine Environment. Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment. Hanoi, Vietnam. http://www.ioseaturtles.org/Education/seagrassbooklet.pdf
- Rob Coles, Len McKenzie, Stuart Campbell, Jane Mellors (Qld Dept Primary Industries), Michelle Waycott (JCU) and Louise Goggin (CRC Reef). Seagrasses in Queensland waters. Current State Of Knowledge March 2004. http://www.reef.crc.org.au/publications/brochures/CRC_Reef_seagrass_web.pdf
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