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Don't Harass the Seagrass! Fertilizer leeches into the water, promoting algal blooms and blocking the sunlight from reaching the seagrass beds below. Finally, carbon dioxide emissions and subsequent sea level rise will also limit sunlight from reaching the seagrass. Jet skiing, clam digging, and boating can destroy underlying seagrass beds. Furthermore, improperly secured anchors can drag and destroy this precious habitat. Given their rarity and enormous economic benefits, we need to take care of the seagrass beds! Water recreation and ecotourism sustain local jobs, generating roughly $1.5 billion each year! Finally, seagrass beds also reduce wave energy and remove excess nutrients from seawater saving us nearly $28 billion per year!

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