Posidonia (Neptune Grass)
The forests and lungs of the sea!
Posidonia oceanica is a flowering plant living in the Mediterranean.
It forms extensive meadows which harbour more than 400 flora species and 1000 species of fauna, enriching the surrounding habitats.
It also contributes to the water transparency and provides high quality white sand.
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- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posidonia_oceanica: Posidonia oceanica (commonly known as Neptune Grass or Mediterranean tapeweed) is a seagrass species that is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea. It forms large underwater meadows that are an important part of the ecosystem. The fruit is free floating and known in Italy as "the olive of the sea" (l'oliva di mare). Balls of fibrous material from its foliage, known as egagropili, wash up to nearby shorelines....
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