[Coral-List] Seagrass-Watch Magazine - Issue 41 -NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE.

Seagrass-Watch HQ hq at seagrasswatch.org
Wed Jun 30 06:50:33 EDT 2010

The latest issue of Seagrass-Watch news (the official magazine of the global
seagrass and assessment program) is now available online at


 Both low and high resolution versions of the magazine are available. Please
note that the high resolution version is 10.4Mb.


In a world driven by economic growth, the need to attribute a dollar value
to natural resources, such as seagrass ecosystems, has become a necessity to
benefit conservation and realise the unforeseen "costs" of mismanagement. In
this issue are several articles on the economic valuation of seagrass
ecosystems, and how they benefit human wellbeing. 


In this issue you can read how seagrass and marine habitats are being
protected in the Gili Islands Matra MPA and the Verde Island Passage to
sustain incomes to local communities generated from tourism and fishing.


As seagrasses are valuable habitat and food resources for endangered and
threatened animals, this issue includes articles on the important Ramsar
wetlands of Shoalwater Bay in Queensland and Roebuck Bay in Western


In this issue you can read about the impacts of the recent oil spill in
Singapore and a survey of seagrasses in North-Eastern Madagascar.


You can also read about the revived monitoring in the Pulai River estuary
(Malaysia) and the ongoing monitoring at Suva (Fiji).  You can even learn
about Hermit crabs.


Happy Reading




Len McKenzie 
Principal Scientist
Seagrass-Watch Program Leader
Seagrass-Watch HQ
Email: hq at seagrasswatch.org
Website:  <file:///\\www.seagrasswatch.org\> www.seagrasswatch.org 


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