Researchers and scientists have planted 70 million eelgrass seeds over plots covering more than 200 hectares at the southern end of Virginia's Eastern Shore. Their efforts are part of a 20-plus year project aimed at restoring seagrass beds and the ecosystems of coastal communities that surround them.The project, led by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Nature Conservancy, has expanded to cover over 3,612 hectares in new seagrass beds. Carlos Duarte told Science News the results are "a game changer. It's an exemplar of how nature-based solutions can help mitigate climate change," he said.

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