One acre of mangrove alone can sequester 1,450 pounds of carbon per year.
Yeah, you read that correctly. These terrestrial ecosystems absorb and store carbon, removing it from the atmosphere and storing it within the plant. The mangroves use the carbon dioxide for their leaves, rootsand branches and once they die, they fall to the seafloor and store the carbon for thousands of years. This buried carbon is referred to as “blue carbon” because it is stored underwater. Researchers state that worldwide, mangroves can sequester more than 28 million tons of carbon EVERY YEAR. Now that’s a ton of carbon… Read More