Blue Forests

Blue Forests

Coastal and marine ecosystems, including mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and saltwater marshes, support livelihoods and wellbeing of across the globe. These ‘blue forests’ are vital for coastal and island communities through the many services they provide, such as shoreline protection, providing essential habitat for fisheries and supporting marine biodiversity. They are also significant for our global climate by storing and sequestering atmospheric carbon; giving them additional value and significance in the global climate challenge (a concept also termed ‘blue carbon’).

Blue Forests Organization

Community-led programs to protect coastal ecosystems and livelihoods.  Working in areas of rehabilitation, resilience, environmental education, and sustainable livelihood.

Blue Forests – Blue Ventures

We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities

Blue Ventures develops transformative approaches for catalysing and sustaining locally led marine conservation. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and are committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people.

Reef Regeneration

Coral Reef Restoration | Research Programs | Mote Marine Laboratory … Coral reefs of the Florida Keys are unique national treasures. … Our colleagues in Mote’s Coral ReefMonitoring & Assessment Program maintain an underwater nursery growing staghorn corals, a threatened branching coral species that grows relatively quickly. … Mote’s Elizabeth Moore … A Coral Reef Revival – The Atlantic… Continue reading Reef Regeneration

Trophic “Ocean Carbon Pump”

Toward quantifying the response of the oceans’ biological pump to … by PW Boyd – ‎2015 – ‎Cited by 4 – ‎Related articlesThese range from physical (altered seawater viscosity) to ecological (differential vulnerability of organisms across trophic levels to changing oceanic conditions) processes. In addition to exploring the future role of the individual components of… Continue reading Trophic “Ocean Carbon Pump”

Sea Grass / Carbon Sequester

Seagrasses are flowering plants that grow in shallow waters and be found along the coasts of every continent except for Antarctica. Seagrasses not only provide critical ecosystem services as the nurseries of the sea, but also serve as a reliable source for carbon sequestration. Seagrasses occupy 0.1% of the seafloor, yet are responsible for 11%… Continue reading Sea Grass / Carbon Sequester