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João Silva on the RHODOCARB Workshop - Rhodolith beds in the Global Carbon Budget


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In this interview, as part of the EuroMarine Researchers in the Spotlight series, João Silva, Senior Researcher at the Center for Marine Sciences (CCMAR), explains what rhodoliths are, their biological processes, their ecosystemic importance, their key role in mitigating climate change damage and the possibility of creating global strategies to make them part of innovative seagrasses recovery and carbon capture projects.

“The company plans to spread piles of blusinkies on the seafloor. Over time, the pebbles form so-called rhodolith beds. These beds act as an ideal habitat for organisms like coralline algae, that suck up carbon.” reads one of the exerts in a recent article published by TNW (by Financial Times).

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