Recently, the restoration process of seagrasses {Can be asked in IBPS AFO, NABARD, IFFCO AGT, JRF, SRF}

Recent Agri-news: Recently, the restoration process of seagrasses is taken up by Tamil Nadu in the Gulf of Mannar

 Seagrasses

  • These are flowering plants that grow submerged in shallow marine waters like bays and lagoons.
  • These have tiny flowers and strap-like or oval leaves.
  • Seagrasses evolved from terrestrial plants that recolonised the ocean around 70-100 million years ago.
  • Seagrasses also produce food by photosynthesis 
  • They reproduce sexually as well as asexually.
  • Some of the important seagrasses: 
    • Sea Cow Grass (Cymodocea serrulata)
    • Thready Seagrass (Cymodocea rotundata)
    • Needle Seagrass (Syringodium isoetifolium)
    • Flat-tipped Seagrass (Halodule uninervis), etc.