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We have just completed a study from Florida to Mexico of sequestered carbon ESPECIALLY IN SEAGRASS BUT ALSO IN MANGROVES showing massive losses over the last century in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico USA portion contains about 51 Tg carbon . Restored seagrass stores substantially more carbon than does natural seagrass, showing that conservation of seagrass should occur and large efforts to restore seagrasses where they have previously been should occur. Sponsored by Commission for Environmental Cooperation in North America.  we are working toward increasing the restored carbon in the Gulf of Mexico by cooperating with various Institutions and Foundations to restore more seagrass. Our study is being expanded from the Gulf of Mexico ( which has 45% of North American Carbon) to the East Coast of the USA Carbon estimate.   We will keep everyone posted when we have more details. Meanwhile everyone can help by buying carbon credits for their travel footprints. 

Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America sponsored this project.

Changing reactive thinking to proactive models

We have found a series of important places in TEXAS, FLORIDA, the Greater Caribbean Sea, AFRICA, and Asia where impacts have occurred to the marine plants especially seagrass. We have the help of local fisher folk who plant the mostly the seagrasses, and sometimes mangroves marshes or coral. They know they will have more fish when these newly planted areas regrow ( which takes months to  two years depending on which plants). Fish come into the area free of charge because they like the new habitat and food the seagrass gives them. Then the local fishermen over decades have more fish to feed the local kids. (We pick places where people live on less than $2 per day in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean). The plants and animals associated with these tropical seagrass beds are some of the most diverse in the world so we enhance biodiversity also.

We have invented the technique to plant seagrasses in large scale under the water and have transferred this around the world, so we know it works well.

We have found a large number of places where we can replant it successfully, so we will not run out of places. We have studied the fish and shell fish, and birds which return within months after planting so we know this works.

This will not displace some other habitat such as a forest or land needed for agriculture. The barren underwater land has just been sitting there since the impact.

When you pay your money you enter into a project which we plant and monitor along with another scientist who also monitors it also so you know what is happening. We report back to you.

We have been doing this since 1973 so we know how, when, where, and why we get good results. We also know with whom and where we can plant.

Welcome aboard and let us heal the oceans and combat climate change together. go to the top of the page and on the left side click on: