Articles | Volume 18, issue 16
Biogeosciences, 18, 4717–4732, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4717-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 4717–4732, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4717-2021
Research article
18 Aug 2021
Research article | 18 Aug 2021

Blue carbon stocks and exchanges along the California coast

Melissa A. Ward et al.

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Salt marshes and seagrass meadows ("blue carbon" habitats) can sequester and store high levels of organic carbon (OC), helping to mitigate climate change. In California blue carbon sediments, we quantified OC storage and exchange between these habitats. We find that (1) these salt marshes store about twice as much OC as seagrass meadows do and (2), while OC from seagrass meadows is deposited into neighboring salt marshes, little of this material is sequestered as "long-term" carbon.
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