[Coral-List] Seagrass-Watch Magazine - Issue 43 -NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE.

Seagrass-Watch HQ hq at seagrasswatch.org
Thu May 5 09:49:48 EDT 2011

The latest issue of Seagrass-Watch news (the official magazine of the global
seagrass and assessment program) is now available online at
http://www.seagrasswatch.org/magazine.html .  Both low and high resolution
versions of the magazine are available. Please note that the high resolution
version is 18.3 Mb.

Earlier this year, three-quarters of the state of Queensland (Australia) was
declared a disaster zone due to some of the highest floods in over 30 years
and one of the most powerful cyclones to have affected the state since
records commenced.  Major plumes of flood water were reported discharging
into coastal areas, raising concerns about the impact on seagrass and the
animals they support; in particular sea turtles and dugongs. 

In this issue, there are articles on severe climate events, including how
flood waters can impact seagrass communities and what we can learn from such
events.  Included are also articles on the status of seagrass in Queensland
prior to the events of this year; threats from elevated nutrients and
macroalgae competition on seagrasses in Sri Lanka; and how seagrass wrack is
used as a fertiliser in India.

You can also read about an innovative approach to involving citizens in
seagrass conservation in Portugal; extension activities during the
International Year of Biodiversity; and a meeting of seagrass scientists in
Thailand to not only promote seagrass research, but to highlight the
importance of seagrasses in SE Asia. You can even learn about ascidians.

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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