This article was originally published on Particle

“Under the sea exists a lifeform vital to the health of marine ecosystems and beneficial to humans. It’s not sharks, which keep food chains in balance. And it’s not coral reefs, which are the most biodiverse marine ecosystems. It’s grass.

Well, seagrass. Which is a flowering plant, more like a lily than a grass. If you’re feeling surprised, you’re not alone. The old saying “out of sight, out of mind” sadly rings true for the plight of seagrass. Under the water where most people won’t see it, it’s easy for seagrass to be overlooked.

But there are many good reasons for us to all to sit up and pay attention. Because seagrass isn’t just a champion for critters under the sea. It could also be protecting your home and lifestyle…”

Read on at: Particle.