Can Seagrasses Weather Ocean Warming?
Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
June 14, 2021 Zoom-recording by Belmont Media Center Community TV
Barnabas Daru, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology; Curator of the Ruth O'Brien Herbarium, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.
Dr. Daru discusses the vital importance of seagrasses in maintaining the health of the oceans: how seagrasses sustain marine life, stabilize shorelines, and reduce ocean acidification. He explains the impact of rising ocean temperature on seagrasses and the urgent need to conserve these undersea meadows. Dr. Daru also describes the challenges of this type of research today.