Seagrass Removes Pathogens from Seawater


A new study found that seagrass meadows can remove pathogens from seawater.

Researchers studied small islands without wastewater treatment facilities in central Indonesia and found that levels of potentially pathogenic marine bacteria that affect humans, fish and invertebrates were reduced by 50 percent when seagrass meadows were present compared to paired sites without seagrass.

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