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''Let nature be your teacher''
William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

''Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift''
Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Restoring seagrass meadows

Level: Intermediate / B1

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Restoring seagrass meadows
Here is a short video (2 minutes) about a seagrass restoration project in Wales.
Watch it, then answer the following questions:

1) Where does Dr Unsworth work?
2) How many estuaries have lost seagrass?
3) What are the reasons for this?
4) How big an area are they planting in the video?
5) How many volunteers from schools helped with the project?

Bonus question - what do we call the animal that you can see in the video at 0:19 to 0:21?

Answers below

1) Swansea University
2) 50%
3) Damaged water quality and the coast (through coastal development)
4) 2 ha (two hectares)
5) Nearly 2000

Bonus question: seahorse

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