Seagrass beds are like underwater forests. Their dense green vegetation provides the lungs of the Baltic
Sea as well as a nursery for species to grow. These grassy beds filter nutrients and contaminants out of the
water and produce oxygen for life. With their network of fine roots, they aerate and stabilise the seabed,
offering a home for countless species. This is a hunting ground for flounder and pipefish, a hiding place for
sticklebacks and rock shrimps and a home for delicate hydrozoans.
But only through the ever-changing mosaic of grasses, algae and shellfish-covered rocks does the fantastic biodiversity of this very special habitat really emerge.