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Ocean-based Solutions
Ocean-based Solutions
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Join this group to explore climate solutions that address the protection and restoration of ocean ecosystems and work to make our coastlines more resilient.

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Jessica Driver
Communications Manager at Grounded
Happy manatee appreciation day! Also known as "sea cows" for their gentle nature and grass diet, manatees are an important indicator species, since manatee health is reliant on their ecosystem's health. Poor water quality, increased algal blooms and loss of aquatic vegetation are some of the climate impacts that threaten manatees.

You can help protect manatees by eliminating or reducing fertilizers in coastal areas and by donating or volunteering with organizations that work to restore and protect clean water and seagrass and other aquatic vegetation.

📸 : National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

#manateeappreciationday #manatee #climatecrisis #biodiversity #ocean #nature #indicatorspecies #water #biodiversity #seagrass #ecosystem
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Hello all, I am Kirtana Kumar. I have learned a lot from this community in the past couple of months and am so excited to pursue my new mission in ocean conservation! It is nice to see/meet like minded people.

I wanted to suggest a book I have been recently reading. It is 'Metazoa' by Peter Godfrey Smith. It wonderfully combines the evolution in oceans and a philosophical approach to look at the oceans. This book along with Braiding Sweetgrass has helped me look at ocean-solutions with a more tradition, sustainable approach! Have any one of you read the book? What do you think of it?
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Jessica Driver
Communications Manager at Grounded
The primary producers of biomass in the ocean are microscopic plants known as phytoplankton. These tiny plants are the foundation of the marine food web, and they play a big role in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis.

When plankton die or are eaten, a process called the carbon pump transports the sinking particles of carbon to the deep ocean. This process is important for taking up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and transporting it into the deep ocean, where it can remain in deep waters for thousands of years. Scientists estimate that today over 200 million tons of carbon are deposited and stored annually.

📲 To learn more, visit the Climate Academy! https://bit.ly/3MCKAhK

#ClimateAcademy #GroundedinSolutions #phytoplankton #marinelife #carbonsequestration #climate #biodiversity #ocean #oceanprotection #nature
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Abby Volkmann
Climate Solutions Manager at Grounded