Photos

Seagrass bands in Shark Bay (photo: Marjolijn Christianen)

Sea snake in a seagrass meadow in Shark Bay (Photo: Marjolijn Christianen)

Dugongs in Shark Bay (photo: Leon Lamers)

Measuring fitness of Shark Bay seagrasses at night (photo: Marjolijn Christianen)

Digging in a coire mat by hand for a mussel bed experiment on the mudflats of the Wadden Sea (photo: Sander Holthuijsen)

Digging in a coire mat with horses for a mussel bed experiment on the mudflats of the Wadden Sea (photo: Sander Holthuijsen)

Addition of mussels for a mussel bed experiment on the mudflats of the Wadden Sea (photo: Sander Holthuijsen)

Shrimp exclosures on the mudflats of the Wadden Sea (photo: Sander Holthuijsen)

Bird watching on a mudflat in the Dutch Wadden Sea (photo: Wopke van der Heide)

Bird observation tower on a mudflat in the Dutch Wadden Sea (photo: Wopke van der Heide)

Red knots feeding on a mudflat, Banc d'Arguin, Mauretania (photo: Tjisse van der Heide)

Flamengos on a mudflat, Banc d'Arguin, Mauretania (photo: Han Olff)

Dolphins swimming with the boat, Banc d'Arguin, Mauretania (photo: Han Olff)

Fiddler crabs on a mudflat, Banc d'Arguin, Mauretania (photo: Han Olff)

Aerial photography of seagrass patterns with a blimp (photo: Tjisse van der Heide)

Banded seagrass patterns in Saint Efflam bay, France (photo: Tjisse van der Heide)

Laboratory experiment with seagrasses (photo: Tjisse van der Heide)

Laboratory experiment with seagrasses (photo: Tjisse van der Heide)