Why We Lose A Football Field Of Seagrass Per Day…

By: Joseph Simonds on April 26, 2019
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seagrass conservation

Did you know that 70% of marine life spends part of its life in a seagrass bed?

Add that stat to the fact that we lose a football field of seagrass per day and you’ll quickly realize our marine life is in trouble.

The unfortunate fact is that seagrass is in bigger trouble than our coral reefs, oysters or the rain forest, but it’s not as hot of a topic, so people aren’t really talking about it.

On this podcast episode, we brought in Beau Williams of AquaTech Eco Consulting to talk about seagrass and give a follow-up to our recent Mosquito Lagoon seagrass episode.

We’ll cover:

  • Why we have a seagrass problem in the first place
  • Why seagrass is the nursery of the sea
  • The truth about prop scars and their effect on seagrass beds
  • What you personally can do to help the seagrass problem
  • The effect of water flow on seagrass
  • And the big question and answer…how do we fix our seagrass problem?

You can listen to the podcast by clicking the play button below, or on iTunes or Stitcher.

(P.S. don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.)

Why We Lose A Football Field Of Seagrass Per Day  [PODCAST]

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Conclusion

save seagrass

If you didn’t know before, now you know just how important seagrass is to our environment.

Like we mentioned in this episode and the Mosquito Lagoon episode (you can listen to that by clicking here), there is $14 million waiting to be used to help restore seagrass in Mosquito Lagoon, the government just needs a little push from the people.

Here’s how you can help:

Step 1 (email Kathleen Burchett: kathleen_burchett@fws.gov ). Highlight and copy the below email.

Hello Kathleen,

I am a fisherman, a voter, and someone who is concerned for Mosquito Lagoon. I just listened to the Salt Strong podcast regarding the opportunity we have as a community to help save the struggling Mosquito Lagoon.

I urge you to please find funding to replace the much-needed seagrass and install the Ocean Flow clean up system to help turn around our Lagoon.

I also urge you to consider removing all commercial fishing in Mosquito Lagoon.

Thank you for your service,

Concerned Voter & Angler

Step 2. Click the link below to open an email to Kathleen Burchett.

Click here to email Kathleen Burchett at kathleen_burchett@fws.gov.

Step 3. Paste the text you just copied into the email.

Step 4. Paste this text into the subject line:

I want to save Mosquito Lagoon today

Step 5. Send!

Step 6 (email David Jackson: david.jackson@mail.house.gov ). Highlight and copy the below email.

Dear David,

I am a fisherman, a voter, and someone who is concerned for Mosquito Lagoon. I just listened to the Salt Strong podcast regarding the opportunity we have as a community to help save the struggling Mosquito Lagoon.

I urge you to please find funding to replace the much-needed seagrass and install the Ocean Flow clean up system to help turn around our Lagoon.

I also urge you to consider removing all commercial fishing in Mosquito Lagoon.

Thank you for your service,

Concerned Voter & Angler

Step 7. Click the link below to open an email to David Jackson.

Click here to email David Jackson at david.jackson@mail.house.gov.

Step 8. Paste the text you just copied into the email.

Step 9. Paste this text into the subject line:

I want to save Mosquito Lagoon today

Step 10. Send!

Step 11. Share this with your friends!

To learn more about Beau Williams and what he does, check out his consulting website at AquaTechEco.com, or his seagrass website at SaltwaterMarinePlants.com.

Have any questions about seagrass or what you can do to protect our environment?

Let us know in the comments below!

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