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The World’s Largest Plant Stretching 77 Square Miles Found in Australia

The largest known plant on Earth—a seagrass that covers about 200 sq km (77 sq miles)— has been discovered off the coast of Australia. Using genetic testing, scientists have determined a large underwater meadow in Western Australia is in fact...

Chemicals in Sunscreen Damaging Mediterranean Sea Ecosystems

A recent study has found that chemicals in sunscreens may be damaging vital seagrass ecosystems in the Mediterranean Sea. The Mediterranean seagrass Posidonia oceania has been particularly impacted by the chemicals, the study, which was published in the "Marine Pollution...

Seagrasses Could Hold Secret to Averting Climate Change

Seagrasses, called by one researcher the Earth's "forgotten ecosystem," could hep us stave off further climate change if they are protected, as they ought to be all around the oceans and seas of the world. As some of the oldest...