Ocean Science Fact: Mangrove and other blue carbon ecosystems can sequester 10 times more carbon than boreal, temperate or tropical forest

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Ocean Science FactAlthough mangroves account for less than 2% of marine environments, they carry out 10 to 15% of global carbon burial. Mangroves are carbon-absorbing machines that absorb carbon dioxide when growing and sink carbon to the seafloor when dead.  

The Power of Mangroves! 

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Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES) Programme
Fisheries, Aquaculture & Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division
Geoscience, Energy and Maritime (GEM) Division
Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science (PCCOS)

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