Marevivo Project to take care of Sea Forest
Exactly like Planet Earth, even the Sea has its own forest, such as Cymodocea Nodosa that produces oxygen and guarantees life on our planet. Nonetheless their vital role is under threat due to mass anthropization of the coast, trawling, wild anchoring, pollution and climate change.
Our Pilot project uses Cymodocea nodosa
Repopulate an area equal to 100sqm with Cymodocea nodosa
Seabed in the Gulf of Trieste in Italy and later in the Torre del Cerrano Marine Protected Area.
a study of the rooting of the plants, their evolution times and constant monitoring of biodiversity is well planned.
First phase of planting
GULF OF TRIESTE - 15/17 JUNE 2022
One pilot of 2mq was realized, in which were planted about 300 cuttings of Cymodocea nodosa. After a monitoring of about 15 days, which will ensure the rooting, we will proceed with the planting of an area of 100 square meters.
The vital role of sea forest
PRODUCES EXTRA OXYGEN
50% of breathable oxygen is provided by sea plants
FIGHTS AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
Sea forests absorbs globally 30% of excess CO2
They are a refuge for 25% of all living species in the Mediterranean
DIMINISH COASTAL EROSION
Mitigate wave movement and reduce the amount of sand washed out.
Sea forests are as important as land forests terrestri
2sqm of sea forest grassland releases on average the equivalent of oxygen per day of an old tree.
Since 1980 in the Mediterranean Sea, every 30 minutes we lose an area, covered with marine phanerogams, equal to the size of a football pitch. This means that during the time it takes to play a football match, three fields of seagrass disappear!
This treasure of vital importance to the survival of our sea, is retreating because it is endangered by massive anthropization of the coast, trawling, wild anchoring, pollution and climate change.
It is therefore urgent to set off a process of protection and re-colonization by transplanting degraded seagrass areas and restore and consolidate the entire habitat.
THE 6 PHASES OF THE RESEARCH
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