Mauritius oil spill: how coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass could be affected

Marine wildlife rarely remain in one habitat. Most species rely on a healthy network of ecosystems to raise their young and catch their food.

Ronan Roche, Research Fellow in Marine Science, Bangor University • conversation
Aug. 25, 2020 ~6 min

coral-reefs tropical-fish mangroves oil-spill mauritius seagrass indian-ocean oil-pollution

Protecting mangroves can prevent billions of dollars in global flooding damage every year

A new study estimates that mangroves prevent over $65 billion in damage from coastal storms every year, and says mangrove protection should be funded in the same way as infrastructure like seawalls.

Pelayo Menéndez, Postdoctoral Fellow in Marine Science, University of California, Santa Cruz • conversation
March 10, 2020 ~8 min

 climate-change  insurance  hurricanes  aquaculture  coasts  mangroves  tropical-storms  ecosystem-services  coastal-defences  coastal-development