Through All Tides by James Flames
Limited Edition of 75 (signed & numbered)
5-color screen print
18" x 24"
Printed by James Flames
The beautiful Sea Grass Beds seem to be to be just like a park, except under water. Vast, and green, and full of life. Perfect for a romantic stroll, or a game of hide-and-seek.
Habitat of the Month:
Photograph by Manu Sanfélix
Seagrass is a flowering plant that lives in a marine or brackish environment. There are about 50 species of true seagrasses worldwide.
Seagrasses are found in protected coastal waters such as bays, lagoons, and estuaries and in both temperate and tropical regions. Seagrasses attach to the ocean bottom by thick roots and rhizomes, horizontal stems with shoots pointing upward and roots pointing downward. Their roots help stabilize the ocean bottom.
Seagrasses provide an important habitat to a number of organisms. Some use seagrass beds as nursery areas, others seek shelter there their whole lives. Larger animals such as manatees and sea turtles feed on animals that live in the seagrass beds.
New research estimates that the world’s seagrass meadows store 20 billion metric tons of carbon, even though the threatened marine ecosystems make up only 0.2% of Earth’s surface.
You can help save seagrass habitats
Donate to organizations working to raise awareness and research such as PangeaSeed, the IUCN and Conservation International.
Advocate stronger global and regional action to protect seagrass bed habitats and the animals that call them Home.
Support the establishment and protection of marine protected areas (MPAs).
Recommend sustainable ecotourism and dive/snorkel on seagrass beds.
Think twice before you buy. Do not support the trade of endangered ocean animal products and try to reduce your carbon footprint.
Educate yourself, friend and family on the issues facing seagrass bed habitats and other threatened marine habitats. Act NOW if we wish to save our seas.