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The Marine Conservation Society helps us conserve vital seagrass habitats

By Jhon Doe

WE RECENTLY HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH DR JEAN-LUC SOLANDT, AS PART OF OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY, ON OUR MISSION TO REGENERATE AND PROTECT A HUGE AREA OF SEAGRASS OFF THE COAST OF PORTLAND HARBOUR.

WITH OVER 15 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WORKING IN MARINE PROTECTED AREAS, JEAN-LUC HAS BEEN PART OF A NUMBER OF REWARDING AND EXCITING PROJECTS, INCLUDING THIS ONE IN DORSET THAT WE’RE SUPPORTING WITH OUR ‘1% FOR THE OCEAN’ INITIATIVE.

Preserving our oceans

Although seagrass only covers a small percentage of our seas, it is the most important marine habitat in the fight against climate change. Sequestering roughly 10% of carbon that is buried in ocean sediment each year, it is extremely effective at capturing carbon, while also helping to support the fish population.

“Seagrass absorbs as much carbon – if not more – than long-standing forests. But we need to protect it from traditional anchoring for these delicate ecosystems to work for us. By stopping the damage done by anchors and chains which drag along it, we can protect the seabed and help secure the future for Portland’s seagrass.”
– Dr Jean-Luc Solandt

Gain an insight into the project with the Marine Conservation Society by watching the video below.

With the donation of sales from your purchases of New London Light and selected bottles of Salcombe Gin, together we are making a difference to protect this precious ocean habitat.

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