Solo Show Seagrass: Ecological Engineers at Hess Gallery!
OPENING RECEPTION: MARCH 24, 2-5PM
Pine Manor College
400 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Seagrass meadows are made up of a group of flowering plants that are unique in their ability to thrive submerged in salty seawater. As ecosystem engineers they create habitat and produce food for countless species, sequester a remarkable amount of carbon, and help maintain the health of neighboring estuaries, mangroves, coral reefs, and other ecosystems. They are home to commercial fisheries, which provide food for billions of people. Every hour we are loosing two football fields of seagrass.