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Coastal habitats have the capacity to sequester 50 times more carbon per year in the sediment below them than equivalent sized tropical forests  

28 Jan 2010 | by IW:LEARN
Washington, DC – Coastal saltmarshes, mangroves and seagrass meadows have a staggering ability to remove carbon from the atmosphere and lock it into soil, a new paper by a Conservation International scientist claims today – prompting calls for urgent action to protect these vulnerable habitats.