Seagrass beds

WHS that include extensive seagrass beds in their core zones.

Connected Sites

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Aldabra Atoll "Marine habitats range from coral reefs to seagrass beds" (crit vii)
Banc d'Arguin the vast expanse of marshes covered with seagrass beds (crit ix)
Belize Barrier Reef seagrass beds interspersed with lagoonal reefs (crit ix)
Everglades "seagrass ecosystems important to commercial and recreational fisheries" (crit ix)
Great Barrier Reef "The shallower marine areas support half the world's diversity of mangroves and many seagrass species." (crit x)
Ibiza "very well preserved prairies of oceanic Posidonia (seagrass)" (AB ev)
Sanganeb "some of the most northerly coral reefs in the world associated with species (including seagrass and mangroves) at the limits of their global range and evolutionary expansion" (OUV)
Shark Bay "Wooramel Seagrass Bank within Shark Bay, one of the largest seagrass meadows in the world with the most seagrass species recorded from one area" (crit vii)
Sian Ka'an "a fascinating marine area with noteworthy corals and seagrass beds" (OUV)
Tasmanian Wilderness "The world’s most southerly and isolated temperate seagrass beds and giant kelp forests occur in Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour" (Crit X)


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