Graphic created by Ashley Gallagher. Images from Diana Kleine,Tracey Saxby, and Sally Bell, Integration and Application Network, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, ian.umces.edu/imagelibrary/.
When plants in the ocean die the carbon they use to build their tissues gets stored away in the ocean floor. This is called blue carbon. Certain ecosystems store carbon better than others. This infographic compares three of the most productive marine plant ecosystems to show how much carbon is stored.