Scientists from the
Max Planck Institute have found mountains of sugar beneath seagrass meadows across the world's oceans.
Seagrass meadows are
extremely efficient at capturing carbon, and are one of the world's top carbon capturing ecosystems.
According to the institute,
one square kilometre of seagrass stores almost twice as much carbon as forests on land, and 35 times as fast.
When the seabed around
these meadows were inspected, it was found to have massive amounts of sugar in their soil systems.
Scientists explains that
the massive amounts of sugar are about 80 times higher than previously measured in marine environments
While this is an
extremely new discovery, seagrass meadows are among the most threatened habitats on Earth.