What is ‘blue carbon’ why is it so important?

Carbon that’s captured and stored by the world’s ocean and coastal ecosystems is known as blue carbon.

Seagrass meadows

Seagrass roots accumulate vertically beneath the seafloor, creating a vast repository of buried blue carbon.

Clustered along tropical and subtropical coastlines, mangroves are among the most efficient carbon capture and storage systems on the planet.

Medium Brush Stroke

Mangrove forests

Salt marshes sequester carbon at a much higher rate than land ecosystems, but have lost more than 50% of their historical global coverage.

Tidal marshes

The ocean collects and stores vast amounts of carbon in seabed sediment, vegetation, marine animals and the seawater itself.

Medium Brush Stroke

Open oceans


Finding a financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free quiz matches you with fiduciary financial advisors in your area or who serve your area. If you are ready to be matched with financial advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, take the quiz now.