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Seagrass

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Nov 16, 2020 9:00 pm
  • 20:15

Guest: Robert Orth, Professor, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary A story now of humans successfully restoring a marine habitat. Off the coast of Virginia, seagrass had been entirely absent since the 1930s. Then Robert Orth and his colleagues at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at William and Mary started planting seagrass by hand along the coast. Twenty years later, it’s a real success story and–as the researchers write in the journal “Science Advances”–it’s part of a growing movement of “ocean optimism” when so much of the news about human impact on the environment is bleak.