Human activity and climate change threaten coastal kelp and seagrass communities that provide oxygen for the earth, offer habitat for aquatic life, and counter ocean acidification and nitrification. We support high impact remediation efforts, such as an eelgrass effort that:

  • Restores eelgrass populations to pre-disturbance conditions of the 1930s.
  • Measures the effect of eelgrass beds on biodiversity, adding to the growing body of research.
  • Enhances knowledge on increasing the success rates of eelgrass remediation.  It has been found that the eelgrass restoration is more successful with the presence of sea otters, along with light availability and current flow.  Press on it here.

AI is interested in restoration of mangrove forests, salt marshes, and oysterbeds.