How to keep seagrasses as happy as a clam

In a severe hot spell, breaking plant-mollusk partnerships speeds degradation

TOUGHING IT OUT  Researchers investigate what lets certain patches of seagrasses survive hot spells and drying winds when receding tides leave them as a flat green carpet on the Banc d’Arguin mudflats off the West Africa coast.

Jeroen Onrust

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