Seagrass

Posidonia oceanica

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The species that was Àlex Lorente’s passion was an extraordinarily long-lived seagrass, once common along the coast of his native Spain. Tragically, Lorente himself was not to enjoy a long life: he died in 2012 at the age of 37. But his colleagues in marine conservation are working to make sure the links Lorente forged between scientists and fishermen survive, for the good of the Mediterranean that he cherished. Ari Daniel Shapiro reports.

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Image Credit: Pillon, Roberto, World Register of Marine Species. CC BY-NC-SA

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