Sea Grass

Like the mangrove forest zone provides an additional line of defense protecting the coral reef, providing hiding spaces for creatures such as crabs, shrimps, snails, sea urchins, and crustaceans, Young fish are sheltered and then move to the reef after growing larger. Grass reproduction creates a tough underground root system forming a mat like grid which is perfect fo the collection of sediment and the slowing of currents. With out this system of collection, the reef becomes saturated with a harmful excess of nutrients.