WHAT IS POSIDONIA?
Posidonia oceanica (seagrass) is anendemic aquatic plant of the Mediterranea Sea. It grows down to a depth of 40m, or even deeper, forming meadows that can become very dense and extensive. It can reproduce asexually, so some individuals come to occupy large areas for thousands of years. On the shores of Ibiza and Formentera living specimens over 100,000 years old have been identified.
WHY MUST IT BE PRESERVED?
It provides a very valuable habitat for its environment, allowing a large diversity of species. Its biological and historical uniqueness make it worthy of environmental and heritage protection. It helps accumulate and produces and on the seabed and beaches.Its biological. It absorbs largequantities ofCO2, making a significant contribution to the fight against global warming. The destruction of seagrass is penalized.
IMPACT OF ANCHORING
Ships’s anchors, particularly larger ones, can damagethe seabed and seagrass meadows very seriously.
IMPACT OF DISCHARGE
Discharge, even of organic matter, alter the chemical and biological balance of the environment, promoting the proliferation ofinvasive species and decreasing water transparency and
WHERE TO DISCHARGE?
In the facilities prepared for this in the public ports o and in the private marinas.