The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is an island country within the Lucayan Archipelago of the West Indies in the North Atlantic. According to the Köppen climate classification, the climate of The Bahamas is mostly tropical savannah climate or Aw, with a hot and wet season and a warm and dry season. The low latitude, warm tropical Gulf Stream, and low elevation give The Bahamas a warm and winterless climate.
The largest seagrass ecosystem in the world has been discovered and mapped— an area in The Bahamas estimated to be up to 92,000 km2. Findings are published in the scientific journal Nature Communications. The study, “Tiger sharks support the characterization of the world’s largest seagrass ecosystem,” details the researchers’ innovative approach of using camera tags to track the movements of tiger sharks over seagrass meadows, which helped the scientists map and ultimately validate spatial estimates of these vast blue carbon ecoystems in The Bahamas for the first time.
In 2019, they began attaching customized camera tags to tiger sharks throughout The Bahamas, and the recorded videos provided evidence of the sharks traversing over dense seagrass meadows over expansive areas.
This first-time arrangement using camera tags on tiger sharks provides a model for collaborating with large marine animals to explore the ocean. The research team also collected sediment cores from the extensive seagrass ecosystem to evaluate how much carbon is stored in the sediment, ultimately revealing that The Bahamas likely holds up to 25% of the global stock of seagrass-based blue carbon.
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