Tiger sharks assist researchers in this stunning discovery in Bahamas

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This image released on June 15, 2023, shows a Tiger Shark on a beach in the Bahamas. — Facebook/Beneath The Waves
This image released on June 15, 2023, shows a Tiger Shark on a beach in the Bahamas. — Facebook/Beneath The Waves

A team of marine researchers started to utilise the deadly tiger sharks for scientific discovery in the Bahamas as the predator dives deep into the ocean, allowing the experts to understand the ecosystem under the water.

The tiger can grow over six metres and are on second in terms of attacking humans after great white sharks.

The researchers fixed cameras on tiger sharks and collected data about the seagrass ecosystem between 2016 and 2020

They covered over 40% of known global seagrass as it is regarded as significant in terms of storing carbon. Experts believed that method could be used to understand ocean ecosystems.

After an estimation of how much grass is there, it was revealed that it is up to 93,000 square kilometres (35,000 square miles) of seagrass ecosystem, making it the largest on Earth.

Given the ability of carbon storage, this could help mitigate climate change, according to experts.

They also underlined the importance of animals and seeing the world from their eyes. They believe that it is just the beginning of "realising the importance of seagrass."

They believed that it is important to preserve the ocean ecosystems that could buy the world credit for sustainable development.

According to the experts, it is important to work with nature: seagrasses, and mangroves, they are what we call a nature-based solution to climate change.