Marcial Bardolet Richter watches over the protection of seagrass beds, which play a particularly important role in the marine ecosystem of the Mediterranean. Presented by TUI Care Foundation (Video lasts 6 min 50 sec.) | Video by Nova Producciones
Neptune grass produces oxygen and is considered the “lungs of the Mediterranean”. It is because of it that the Balearic waters are so crystal clear. It is a typical endemic plant of the Mediterranean. The seagrass meadows it forms is the basis of important marine ecosystems. “They are not only a habitat for fish and other marine animals but also play an important role for the climate and the quality of the air we breathe every day as carbon dioxide reservoirs. At the same time, the leaves catch dirt particles and ensure clear water. The plants also protect the beaches from erosion, because the long leaves weaken the waves,” explains Marcial Bardolet Richter.