Seaplants are essential to life as we know it
>> Seaplants, big and small
(phytoplankton and macrophytes) represent a major proportion of the biomass of photosynthesizing
organisms that provides the essential oxygen in the air that we breath and that
consumes gases such as carbon dioxide that are toxic to us in high doses.
>> Seaplants provide the basis for all of
the oceans' production of living organisms including the fish, shellfish and
other animals that much of humanity depends on for food.
>> Seaplants such as the mangroves and
sea grasses stabilize the shorelines of our land masses and provide habitat for
many of the seafood species that we depend on.
>> Seaplants have a multitude of direct
and derived uses that benefit humanity in our role as primary users of seaplants
and seaplant products.
The importance of seaplants to global
ecosystems is such that members of all seaplant communities must take a
serious interest in seaplant environmentalism.
The SuriaLink Seaplant
Environmentalist Community is being developed as an information source for
those of us with environmental concerns and also serves as a neutral
forum where facts can be presented, issues can be aired and reasoned
dialogues can take place among people with different views.