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What is Seagrass?

Why is it important?

Seagrass beds are now quite rare, once they covered large areas around our coasts but they suffered a severe decline in the 1930s due to a 'wasting disease', unfortunately their recovery from this has been very poor. Because of their importance to marine life and coastal processes and their vulnerability seagrass beds are considered of national importance.


Torbay's seagrass beds are at the following locations:


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